A Native of San Juan, Puerto Rico, Zenón studied at Boston’s Berklee College of Music and the Manhattan School of Music. Since his move to New York he has worked with Charlie Haden, David Sánchez, The Village Vanguard Orchestra and Steve Coleman, and is a founding member of the SFJAZZ Collective. Zenón has released eight CDs as a leader including 2009’s Grammy-nominated Esta Plena. He was the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship in composition and the prestigious MacArthur “genius” Grant. Recently Zenón launched his Caravana Cultural program to bring jazz performances to rural areas of Puerto Rico and released his new album, Oye!!! Live In Puerto Rico, which marks the debut of his Rhythm Collective project.