* Melissa Aldana (From the Archives)

May 9, 2020 @ 7:00 pm
DC Jazz Festival Facebook and Youtube

Chilean-born tenor saxophonist Melissa Aldana was the first female instrumentalist to win the prestigious Monk Competition when she took home the top honors in 2013. She has been best known in the jazz world for her “chordless” trios, playing with the kind of deep sonority and brawn of Sonny Rollins.

The D.C. Jazz Festival replays Aldana’s performance from the 2018 DCJF as part of its weekly “From the Archives” on Facebook and YouTube.



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Jackson Sinnenberg is an Associate Producer for SiriusXM and a freelance writer. His work has appeared in the Washington Post, JazzTimes, Downbeat, NPR Music, NPR.org, the Washington City Paper, On Tap/District Fray Magazine and the blog of Smithsonian Folkways Records. He began covering the city’s music scene for WGTB, Georgetown University’s radio station, where he was a show host, writer, and columnist. He graduated from Georgetown with a bachelor’s degree in American Musical Culture. Reach him at Jackson@CapitalBop.com. Follow him at @sinnenbergmusic.

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