Melissa Aldana semi-finalist in 2013 Monk Competition!

We congratulate 24 year old Chilean saxophonist Melissa Aldana on her selection as one of this years semi-finalists in the prestigious Thelonious Monk International Jazz Competition. Melissa may, on top, possibly be the only person to have another family member who was also a semi-finalist: Her dad Marco Aldana was nominated in 1991, the year when […]

Melissa Aldana @ Jazz Standard

Tomorrow Chilean saxophonist, 24 year old Melissa Aldana (@MelissaAldana) will lead her band at the Jazz Standard in NYC. The concert  features herself with the Crash Trio  feat. Pablo Menares (b) & Francisco Mela (dr) as well as special guest Aaron Parks on piano. The music will mainly be original music by Melissa, but also include material […]