Melissa Aldana plays for Lou Donaldson

Melissa Aldana is set to perform at Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola at Jazz at Lincoln Center tonight Thursday as well as Saturday and Sunday. She and alto saxophonist Jaleel Shaw will appear in place of alto saxophonist and bonafide jazz legend Lou Donaldson. An official statement from Jazz at Lincoln Center & the Lou Donaldson family follows below: “Due to medical […]

Melissa Aldana @ Charlie Parker Jazz Festival

When Chilean saxophonist/composer and 2013 Thelonious Monk Intl. Jazz Competition winner Melissa Aldana first picked up the saxophone at age 6, her father Marcos Aldana – himself a great saxophonist and a former semi-finalist the the Monk Competition – first taught her to transcripe Charlie Parker solos, not by jotting down notes on music paper but by […]

“Melissa Aldana & Crash Trio” out now!

We are very excited to announce that Melissa Aldana’s third album and her first for Concord Records – entitled “Melissa Aldana & Crash Trio” – has been released today Tuesday June 24 in the US. The album also features master bassist Pablo Menares (also from Chile) as well as the dynamic and colorful Francisco Mela on […]