Miguel Zenón was born in San Juan, Puerto Rico and started making music at a young age. A man in his neighborhood gave free music lessons to children who had shown aptitude in a small test the had to pass. Zenón had learnt so much from him, that he was advised to go to San Juan’s ‘Arts High School’ to study, next to engineering, the saxophone. Thanks to a grant he landed in the renowned Berklee School of Music. Subsequently he received a Master’s Degree at the Manhattan School of Music. There he met compatriot David Sánchez who invited him to play on his album Melaza. Durig the sessions Zenón was remarked by producer Branford Marsalis. Marsalis told him he wanted to start his own record label and that he would love to record an album with the alto saxophonist – and he kept his word. In the meantime Zenón has released two albums on Marsalis Music: Jíbaro and Ceremonial.