Dr. Phillips Center Presents

Melissa Aldana

April 25–27, 2024 | Judson's Live | 7 p.m. & 9 p.m.

Melissa Aldana

April 25–27, 2024 | Judson's Live | 7 p.m. & 9 p.m.

Happening in Judson’s Live – Dr. Phillips Center’s newest and most intimate music room. Inspired by the world’s legendary listening rooms, Judson’s Live includes a 90-minute experience with a 50-minute performance. Enjoy world-class cocktails and small plates while you’re here. The atmosphere is low-key, highly creative and always with a stylish slant. Learn more about the Judson's Live experience.


ABOUT THE ARTIST

Grammy-nominated saxophonist and composer Melissa Aldana has garnered international recognition for her visionary work as a bandleader, as well as her deeply meditative interpretation of language and vocabulary. She was recently signed with Blue Note Records, releasing her debut album 12 Stars with the historic label in March 2022. “Melissa Aldana is one of the foremost musician/composers of her generation,” says Blue Note President Don Was.

Aldana’s celebrated 2019 album Visions (Motéma) earned the saxophonist her first-ever Grammy nomination for Best Improvised Jazz Solo, an acknowledgement of her impressive tenor solo on her composition “Elsewhere.” In naming Visions among the best albums of 2019 for NPR Music, critic Nate Chinen wrote that Aldana “has the elusive ability to balance technical achievement against a rich emotional palette.”

Aldana was born in Santiago, Chile and grew up in a musical family. Both her father and grandfather were saxophonists and she took up the instrument at age six under her father Marcos’ tutelage. She moved to the U.S. to attend the Berklee College of Music, and in 2010, released her first album Free Fall on Greg Osby’s Inner Circle label, followed by Second Cycle in 2012. In 2013, at 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).


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