* Melissa Aldana Quartet, Visions

February 15, 2020 @ 7:00 pm
Sixth & I Historic Synagogue
600 I St NW
DC 20001

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. On her new album Visions, some of which she will present tonight at Sixth & I, Aldana’s palette explodes with vivid color, partly inspired by the great Mexican surrealist painter Frida Kahlo.



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Jackson Sinnenberg is an Associate Producer for SiriusXM and a freelance writer. His work has appeared in the JazzTimes. NPR Music, NPR.org, the Washington City Paper and On Tap Magazine and the blog of Smithsonian Folkways Records. He previously covered 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. Read him at sinnenbergmusic.com. Follow him at @sinnenbergmusic.

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