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Nestor Zurita Baritone and Alto Saxophonist, Composer and Concert Artist
About Nestor Zurita
Born in New York, NZ started to play the saxophone
at age 15, and at 17 was part of the “University of Montana” Big Band.
Studied at “Miami Dade College”, “Manhattan School of Music” and “The
New School Jazz”. Played with Steve Lacy, Jovinho Santos Neto, Omar
Sosa, Dado Moroni, Claudio Capurro, Andrea Pozza, Andrea
Zanzottera, Ira Sullivan, Bobby Few, Felix Gomez, Chuck Bergeron, Ed
NZ has played concerts in the United States, Europe, and South
America playing hundreds of concerts in a wide variety of styles. Nestor
has played in many different music festivals and has also been a guest
artist at various universities. As a Composer NZ has written hundreds of
works. NZ was also the Director of the Jazz Department and of the
Classical Saxophone Program in the National Conservatory of Ecuador.
Most recently NZ moved to Miami were he leads his Latin Jazz
Ensemble. NZ plays classical music as well as jazz and feels as
comfortable playing a Solo Recital as with a Symphony Orchestra