Melissa Aldana Quartet


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Melissa Aldana performs "The Bluest Eye," an original composition inspired by Toni Morrison's debut novel, with her quartet at The Pocantico Center on July 13, 2021.

GRAMMY-nominated saxophonist and composer Melissa Aldana and her quartet will perform selections from Aldana's latest release, Visions. 

Melissa Aldana was born in Santiago, Chile, and grew up in a musical family. After graduating from Boston's Berklee College of Music, she released her first album, Free Fall, on Greg Osby’s Inner Circle label in 2010, followed by Second Cycle in 2012. In 2013, at age 24, she became the first female instrumentalist and the first South American musician to win the Thelonious Monk International Jazz Saxophone Competition, in which her father had been a semi-finalist in 1991. After her win, she released her third album, Melissa Aldana & Crash Trio (Concord). Aldana is also an in-demand clinician and educator and was appointed to the New England Conservatory’s Jazz Studies Department faculty beginning in the Fall of 2021. She signed to Blue Note Records in May 2021.

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Melissa Aldana performs with her quartet at The Pocantico Center on July 13, 2021.