Virginia Arts Festival Presents

Melissa Aldana at Attucks Theatre

Mark Robbins uploaded this event on July 27, 2018

Where

Attucks Theatre
1010 Church St
Norfolk, VA
Map
(757) 664-6464

When

Sat, January 12, 2019
8:00 pm

Tickets

$20

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Musicians

Melissa Aldana
Melissa Aldana

saxophone, tenor

About

Meet a young star destined to be “an influential tenor saxophonist in jazz for decades to come” (JazzTimes). Melissa Aldana began playing the saxophone at age six, studying with her father, an accomplished saxophonist who competed as a semifinalist at the 1991 Thelonious Monk International Jazz Saxophone Competition. (Melissa herself would go on to win first place at the Thelonious Monk International Jazz Saxophone Competition, becoming the first female in history to win a Monk instrumental competition.) Starting on alto, Aldana absorbed the language of jazz by listening to and transcribing music of jazz greats including Charlie Parker and Cannonball Adderley...

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