MELISSA ALDANA BERKLEE QUINTET at Scullers Jazz Club

Thursday, May 16, 2019 8:00pm

                          Melissa Aldana Berklee Quintet
Melissa Aldana, saxophone
Hatsune Hirakura, piano
Timothy Johnson, guitar
Charlie Lincoln, acoustic bass
Christian Napolean, drums

Still in her 20’s, Chilean saxophonist and composer Melissa Aldana has had
a remarkably rapid evolution from 6-year-old sax prodigy to, “bold new
talent,” (NPR) widely considered one of the most compelling tenor
saxophonists on the scene. As a child, Aldana studied with her renowned
saxophonist father Marcos Aldana. In 2007 she moved to Boston to enroll at
Berklee, coming under the mentorship of George Garzone. In 2013 she became
the first female instrumentalist and the first South American ever to win
the Thelonious Monk Competition. She is also a recipient of the Martin E.
Segal Award from Lincoln Center and a double recipient of the Altazor
Award, Chile’s prestigious national arts prize. Melissa has released four
recordings as a leader, most recently, “Back Home.”

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Phone:
617-562-4111
Cost:
$25
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