Melissa Aldana

Elected to the Hall of Fame
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Melissa Aldana's news entries:

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    Chick Corea’s Trilogy, which also includes bassist Christian McBride and drummer Brian Blade, are set to play the 2019/20 Symphony Center Presents Jazz series in Chicago on Nov. 1.

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    Pianists Craig Taborn and Kris Davis, who last year released Octopus, are set to play the Jazz at the Logan series on Nov. 22.

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    Miguel Zenón and Melissa Aldana perform Sunday at the Chicago Jazz Festival with Latino-America Unida, a new collective that also included drummer Antonio Sánchez, bassist Ricky Rodriguez and pianist David Virelles.

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    Vocalist Gregory Porter performs at the Funchal Jazz Festival, which ran July 11-13, in Madeira, an archipelago southwest of Portugal.

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    “I’m looking for musicians who will kick my ass and make me grow,” Melissa Aldana recently said with a laugh.

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    As part of the Chicago Jazz Festival, Grammy-winning singer Cécile McLorin Salvant will perform at the Jay Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park on Aug. 31 at 7:45 p.m.

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    Melissa Aldana says that Visions connects her work “to the legacy of Latina artists who have come before me.”

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    Drummer/vocalist Jamison Ross (left), vocalist Cécile McLorin Salvant, tenor saxophonist Melissa Aldana, pianist and musical director Christian Sands, trumpeter/vocalist Bria Skonberg and bassist Yasushi Nakamura are performing on the Monterey Jazz Festival on Tour.

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    Pianist Alfredo Rodríguez and percussionist Pedrito Martinez perform at New York’s SubCulture during Winter Jazzfest.

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    Melissa Aldana performs with Artemis on Sunday, Aug. 4 on the Fort Stage at the Newport Jazz Festival in Newport, Rhode Island.

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    Jure Pukl (left), Melissa Aldana, Joe Sanders and Greg Hutchinson perform on Doubtless.

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    Glenn Zaleski (left), Melissa Aldana, Philip Dizack, Pablo Menares and Craig Weinrib perform at the San Francisco Jazz Festival on June 13.

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    Christian Scott is among the headliners for the 11th annual Port-au-Prince Jazz Festival, which takes place in Haiti March 4–11.

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    Melissa Aldana poses outside the Jazz Showcase in Chicago during her residency at the club May 5–May 8.