Melissa Aldana 4tet @ Blue Note NYC!

Following a couple of great days in Puerto Rico, performing and giving a master class at the InterMetro University in San Juan, Melissa Aldana & her Quartet will start a run of 4 evenings at the historic Blue Note Jazz Club in NYC tonight May 1-4. Melissa’s band will feature Glenn Zaleski on piano/rhodes, Pablo Menares on bass – […]

Melissa Aldana receives Martin E. Segal Award

In an event held today at Stanley H. Kaplan Penthouse in the Rose Building at Lincoln Center, Melissa Aldana (as well as the classical ensemble JACK Quartet) was given the prestigious Martin E. Segal Award, named after the former chairman of Lincoln Center who passed away 2 years ago Read more about the award in the New York Times here. […]

Melissa Aldana wins Monk Intl. Jazz Competition!

We couldn’t be happier in congratulating 24 year old Melissa Aldana for taking the top-honors at the Thelonious Monk International Jazz Competition on Monday night at the John F. Kennedy Center for The Arts in Washington DC. To make it even better: The 3 finalists – who also included Tivon Pennicott & Godwin Louis – are all best friends and peers, and there was a […]