Puerto Rican Beats at Duke Performances’ Jazz Saxophone Festival WAIL!

Miguel Zenon
Miguel Zenon
Duke Performances’ jazz saxophone festival WAIL! opens this Thursday, February 11, at 8 pm in Reynolds Theater in Durham (North Carolina) with Grammy-nominee Miguel Zenon Esta Plena Septet. Esta Plena is dedicated to one of the great musical traditions of Puerto Rico, the

Three days of the finest sax-players in jazz continues with Rudresh Mahanthappa’s Indo-Pak Coaltion, a trio of sax, guitar, and tabla, on Friday, February 12, at 8 pm in Nelson Music Room. We close out the series on Saturday, February 13, at 8 pm in Reynolds Theater with Ravi Coltrane’s Quartet.

Also catch Miguel Zenon and plena singer Hector “Tito” Matos in a pre-performance conversation with ethno-musicologist and author Ned Sublette as they discuss the criss-crossing of cultures in Puerto Rico. The talk — free and open to the public — will be held on Thursday, February 11 at 6 pm in Meeting Room A on the top level of the Bryan Center on Duke’s West Campus.

Buy Miguel Zenon‘s recordings:

Tickets Available by phone: 919-684-4444
on the web: dukeperformances.org
in person: Bryan Center University Box Office
at the door: one hour before showtime

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