Thanks to her lyrical, elegant, powerful playing and her visionary band leadership, Melissa Aldana has been on an amazing upward trajectory in recent years. The Chilean tenor sax player—the first female instrumentalist to win the Thelonious Monk Award--is a co-founder of the supergroup Artemis and is leading her own trio to new heights of refined playing, assured songwriting, and thoughtful self-expression. Come hear one of the leaders of the new generation in jazz!
This performance is part of the Jazz Festival.
“. . . one of the more exciting young tenor saxophonists today”New York Times