Melissa Aldana

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Melissa Aldana's news entries:

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    Bassist Ben Williams is set to stream a Thursday trio set from the Jazz Gallery in New York.

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    ​Reedist Tim Berne said he’s rethinking the way he books tours and runs a band in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic upending air travel.

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    Mark de Clive-Lowe was raised in New Zealand playing piano, moved to the UK during the 1990s and pursued electronic music before moving to Los Angeles and working around the edges of jazz.

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    Lakecia Benjamin performs during Winter Jazzfest, which ran Jan. 8-18 in Manhattan and Brooklyn.

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    Whether riffing on his latest album, his dynastic jazz family, his formative experiences in Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers, his teaching experiences, his interest in science or his love of sports, Branford Marsalis speaks his truth.

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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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    Saxophonist Melissa Aldana and her quartet pay tribute to artist Frida Kahlo on Visions. The ensemble is set to play the Jazz at the Logan series on April 5.

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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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    Joel Ross

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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.



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