Alfredo Colon

Alto Saxophone, EWI, Electronics

New York, NY
@fredlikestheinternet
13 Played at 13 groupmuses!

Alfredo Colon

Alto Saxophone, EWI, Electronics

About

Alfredo Colon is a New York City native. The saxophonist was born to immigrant parents from the Dominican Republic and grew up in Washington Heights. He studied under musicians such as Lee Konitz, Jason Rigby, Steve Wilson and Jacob Sacks

Alfredo specializes in the use of the electronic wind instrument ( EWI ). He can be seen performing on it regularly with his band Secret Mall as well as several other groups.

The saxophonist has performed with musicians such as Jamaaladeen Tacuma, Nels Cline, Chad Edward Taylor, Gene Lake, Kenny Grohowski, Dr. Lonnie Smith, Jason Rigby, Jacob Sacks and many other esteemed musicians. He has also performed at venues such as The Jazz Gallery, National Sawdust, Birdland, The Appel Room at Lincoln Center, The Louis Armstrong House, SOUTH Jazz Kitchen and several music festivals such as Afropunk Music Festival, The Composers Now Festival, The Outsiders Creative and Improvised Music Festival.

Colon was awarded the Jazz Coalition Commission Fund Grant in

Music

Alfredo Colon usually performs in the Jazz idiom. Often performing original works, pieces by his peers, works from the great american songbook, and many works by post bop composers such as Ornette Coleman, Eric Dolphy, Mal Waldron and many others.

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Past groupmuses (13)

  • Living room Planetary Music

    Cool Jazz in Crown Heights.

    Saturday, Dec 9, 2023 7:30 PM EST

    • Neighborhood: Crown Heights
    • Composers: Ornette Coleman, various Jazz Standards
    • Instruments: Saxophone, Double Bass, Drums
    • Price: $5 to reserve, $20+ at event

    Happened 4 months ago

  • Planetary Music

    Starling: Taking Flight

    Wednesday, Mar 8, 2023 7:00 PM EST

    • Neighborhood: East Williamsburg
    • Composers: Colón, Lim, Vandever
    • Instruments: Violin, saxophone, trombone
    • Price: $5 to reserve, $20+ at event

    Happened about 1 year ago

  • Colon-Lim-Vandever Trio at Beloved Cafe

    Monday, Jul 11, 2022 6:30 PM EDT

    • Neighborhood: Lower East Side
    • Composers: Colon, Lim, Vandever
    • Instruments: Violin, EWI, Trombone
    • Price: Free to reserve, $20+ at event

    Happened almost 2 years ago

  • A musical dinner party at FED

    Friday, Mar 11, 2022 6:30 PM EST

    • Neighborhood: South Harlem
    • Composers: Colón, Lim, Vandever
    • Instruments: Violin-Saxophone-Trombone Trio
    • Price: $40 tickets

    Happened about 2 years ago

  • Jazz in the Village Once Again

    Saturday, Nov 20, 2021 7:00 PM EST

    • Neighborhood: West Village
    • Composers: O. Coleman, E. Dolphy, A. Colon
    • Instruments: Saxophone, Vibraphone, Bass, Drums
    • Price: $5 to reserve, $20+ at event

    Happened over 2 years ago

  • Outdoors

    Brooklyn: Get Your Jazz On! Featuring Jazz Saxophonist Alfredo Colon & Friends

    Saturday, Oct 2, 2021 6:00 PM EDT

    • Neighborhood: Prospect Park Rose Garden
    • Composers: Parker, Coleman, Cahn, Rivers, Eldredge
    • Instruments: Saxophone, Double Bass, Drums
    • Price: $5 to reserve, $20+ at event

    Happened over 2 years ago

  • A jazz trio 'muse in Greenpoint!

    Friday, Jul 23, 2021 6:30 PM EDT

    • Neighborhood: Greenpoint
    • Composers: Ornette Coleman Jule Styne, Victor Young
    • Instruments: Alto Saxophone, Upright Bass, Drum Set
    • Price: $5 to reserve, $20+ at event

    Happened over 2 years ago

  • Virtual Premiere

    Virtual Happy Hour & Jazz Concert

    Thursday, Feb 18, 2021 3:30 PM EST

    • Neighborhood: Washington, D.C.
    • Composers: J Styne, J Green, N Moret A Colon
    • Instruments: Solo Saxophone, Electronics
    • Price: Free event

    Happened about 3 years ago

  • Virtual Premiere

    The Moving Orchestra Presents: Collaboration Extravaganza

    Saturday, Nov 28, 2020 7:00 PM EST

    • Neighborhood: New York, NY
    • Composers: Telemann, Faure, Gounod, and more!
    • Instruments: Multi-Genre Ensemble
    • Price: $5 to reserve, $20+ at event

    Happened over 3 years ago

  • Planetary Music Virtual Livestream

    Lost Melodies: A Celebration of Black Musicians

    Saturday, Jun 20, 2020 2:00 PM EDT

    • Neighborhood: West Village
    • Composers: White, Coltrane, Colon, Dunston, Guidry
    • Instruments: Bassoon, Double Bass, EWI, Violin, Piano
    • Price: $5 to reserve, $10+ at event

    Happened almost 4 years ago

  • Virtual Livestream

    Dancing Through the World: Folk Tune Galore

    Saturday, May 23, 2020 2:00 PM EDT

    • Neighborhood: Stream from home
    • Composers: Brahms, Bruch, folk songs, etc.
    • Instruments: Violin, Piano, EWI, Dance
    • Price: $5 to reserve, $10+ at event

    Happened almost 4 years ago

  • The Moving Orchestra Presents: Mind Theatre

    Saturday, Feb 15, 2020 7:00 PM EST

    • Neighborhood: NoHo
    • Composers: Margaret Bonds, Improvisations
    • Instruments: Voice, Piano, Violin, Electronics, Dance
    • Price: $5 to reserve, $20+ at event

    Happened about 4 years ago

  • The Moving Orchestra Presents: Keep It A Secret!

    Saturday, Jan 11, 2020 7:00 PM EST

    • Neighborhood: Chinatown
    • Composers: Improvisations
    • Instruments: Multi-disciplinary ensemble
    • Price: $5 to reserve, $20+ at event

    Happened over 4 years ago