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Melissa Aldana Quartet

October 21, 2017 @ 7:00 pm 10:00 pm EDT

A rising tenor saxophonist taking the jazz world by storm, Melissa Aldana leads a high octane quartet featuring: Michael King, piano; Pablo Menares, bass; Tommy Crane, percussion. Originally from Chile, Aldana broke into the New York jazz scene in 2009. She quickly asserted herself as one of the most esteemed tenor saxophonists of her generation. In 2013, Aldana was recognized as the first female instrumentalist and the first South American ever to win the prestigious Thelonious Monk Competition. Since then, she has continued to raise the bar and innovate new sounds from traditional jazz forms.

Funded through the Mid Atlantic Tour Program of the Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation with support from the National Endowment for the Art.

Melissa Aldana, a Chilean saxophonist, poses on a city sidewalk at night. She carries her tenor saxophone while looking at the camera.

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