“Aldana…embodies a new sense of possibility and direction in jazz.” – The Washington Post
Melissa Aldana [tenor saxophone] Peter Bernstein [guitar, thu, fri & sun] Russell Malone [guitar, sat] Orrin Evans [piano] John Webber [bass] Joe Farnsworth [drums]
Tenor saxophonist Melissa Aldana, a major rising talent originally from Santiago, Chile, leads an exciting weekend group with guitarist Charles Altura, pianist Sullivan Fortner on Friday only, bassist Pablo Menares, and drummer Kush Abadey. Since arriving in New York from Boston in 2009, she won the 2013 Monk Competition and numerous accolades for her music. The New York Times calls her “one of the more exciting young tenor saxophonists today” and Hot House adds, Melissa Aldana’s expression is rare and wildly evolving as she continues.