Melissa Aldana Quartet

Thu Jan 9 2020

7:30 PM (Doors 5:30 PM)

Jazz Standard

116 East 27th St. New York, NY 10016

$30.00

All Ages

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In the decade since her 2009 graduation from Berklee, the career of Melissa Aldana has gone from strength to strength. In 2010, she released her debut album, Free Fall, released on Greg Osby's Inner Circle Music; in 2013, at age 24, she was the first female musician and the first South American musician to win the Thelonious Monk International Jazz Saxophone Competition. Reporting her win, the Washington Post described the tenor saxophonist as representing “a new sense of possibility and direction in jazz.” Now her 2019 CD, Visions, represents a major fulfillment of that possibility. As jazz journalist Nate Chinen wrote for WBGO: “Melissa Aldana…has the elusive ability to balance technical achieve­ment against a rich emotional palette. Visions, her finest album, was inspired by the inner life of Mexican artist Frida Kahlo; it's a brilliant showcase for a band that includes this year's breakout star, Joel Ross, on vibraphone.” Don’t miss this special appearance by this rising star – for one night only, and only at Jazz Standard!
Melissa Aldana – tenor saxophone
Shai Maestro – piano 
Pablo Menares – bass
Kush Abadey – drums

Melissa Aldana Quartet

  • Melissa Aldana Quartet

    Melissa Aldana Quartet

    Jazz

    Jazz Standard congratulates Melissa Aldana on her 9/16 victory in the annual competition for young im- provising musicians sponsored by the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz – where this year’s panel of judges included saxophonists Wayne Shorter, Jimmy Heath, Bobby Watson, Branford Marsalis and Jane Ira Bloom! The first female instrumentalist to take first prize in this event since its inception in 1987, Melissa was awarded $25,000 in scholarship money and a recording contract with the Concord Music Group. The 24–year old, wrote Ben Ratliff in The New York Times, has “gotten serious as a bandleader in New York over the last few years; she’s made two records on Greg Osby’s label, Inner Circle Music, with a move forward to this year’s Second Cycle. Her performance...covered great range of form and sound: controlled and loose, old and new, learned and intuitive. She was patient but showed that she could be extravagant. She used some calculated set pieces but also let go of them.” Catch this rising star now – only at Jazz Standard! 

    Melissa Aldana – tenor saxophone

    Glenn Zaleski – piano

    Pablo Menares – bass

    Jochen Rueckert – drums 


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Melissa Aldana Quartet

Thu Jan 9 2020 7:30 PM

(Doors 5:30 PM)

Jazz Standard New York NY
Melissa Aldana Quartet

$30.00 All Ages

In the decade since her 2009 graduation from Berklee, the career of Melissa Aldana has gone from strength to strength. In 2010, she released her debut album, Free Fall, released on Greg Osby's Inner Circle Music; in 2013, at age 24, she was the first female musician and the first South American musician to win the Thelonious Monk International Jazz Saxophone Competition. Reporting her win, the Washington Post described the tenor saxophonist as representing “a new sense of possibility and direction in jazz.” Now her 2019 CD, Visions, represents a major fulfillment of that possibility. As jazz journalist Nate Chinen wrote for WBGO: “Melissa Aldana…has the elusive ability to balance technical achieve­ment against a rich emotional palette. Visions, her finest album, was inspired by the inner life of Mexican artist Frida Kahlo; it's a brilliant showcase for a band that includes this year's breakout star, Joel Ross, on vibraphone.” Don’t miss this special appearance by this rising star – for one night only, and only at Jazz Standard!
Melissa Aldana – tenor saxophone
Shai Maestro – piano 
Pablo Menares – bass
Kush Abadey – drums
Melissa Aldana Quartet

Melissa Aldana Quartet

Jazz

Jazz Standard congratulates Melissa Aldana on her 9/16 victory in the annual competition for young im- provising musicians sponsored by the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz – where this year’s panel of judges included saxophonists Wayne Shorter, Jimmy Heath, Bobby Watson, Branford Marsalis and Jane Ira Bloom! The first female instrumentalist to take first prize in this event since its inception in 1987, Melissa was awarded $25,000 in scholarship money and a recording contract with the Concord Music Group. The 24–year old, wrote Ben Ratliff in The New York Times, has “gotten serious as a bandleader in New York over the last few years; she’s made two records on Greg Osby’s label, Inner Circle Music, with a move forward to this year’s Second Cycle. Her performance...covered great range of form and sound: controlled and loose, old and new, learned and intuitive. She was patient but showed that she could be extravagant. She used some calculated set pieces but also let go of them.” Catch this rising star now – only at Jazz Standard! 

Melissa Aldana – tenor saxophone

Glenn Zaleski – piano

Pablo Menares – bass

Jochen Rueckert – drums 


Please correct the information below.

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All Ages
limit 10 per person
GA
$30.00

Delivery Method

Will Call

Terms & Conditions

All seating is on a first come, first seated basis. Ticket purchase guarantees you admission to the show. Serving award winning Blue Smoke Barbecue.