Carolina Performing Arts presents Melissa Aldana

  • Memorial Hall 114 E. Cameron Ave. Chapel Hill, NC 27599 USA

“The young tenor with the breezy, accented voice is a hard-toned, unsentimental instrumentalist steeped in classical jazz”. – ABC News

Winner of the 2013 Thelonious Monk International Jazz Saxophone Competition and the first female to take first prize in the event’s history, formidable Chilean saxophonist Melissa Aldana stirs Afro-Latin grooves and Chilean street music into swing standards, originals and free-form improvisations. A new voice in jazz’s global vocabulary, her individuality and diverse musical and cultural heritage blend seamlessly with influences including Greg Osby, Joe Lovano, Mark Turner and Sonny Rollins. Her trio includes fellow Chilean Pablo Menares on bass and Allan Mednard on drums.

This performance is presented in collaboration with The Art of Cool Project.

Tix starting at $10.