Melissa Aldana

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November 2022

Last year this 24-year old tenor saxophonist became the first female since 1987 to win the prestigious Thelonious Monk Saxophone Competition in Washington, DC. The jury included jazz superstars Wayne Shorter and Branford Marsalis.

Melissa Aldana is a native of Santiago, Chile. She came to the US in 2006 to attend the Berklee College of Music. Following completion of her studies in 2009, she moved to New York City where she performed at such legendary venues as Lincoln Center and The Blue Note.

Her hard tone is perfect for carrying on the tradition of classic jazz. She has also formed her own group called The Crash Trio. Melissa Aldana, welcome to Vienna!

Program and cast

Melissa Aldana: tenor, soprano saxophone
Lage Lund: guitar
Pablo Menares: bass
Kush Abadey: drums

PORGY & BESS Jazzclub

Porgy & Bess (actually, Jazz and Music Club Porgy & Bess ) is a jazz club in the Riemergasse 11 in the 1st district of Vienna. The club , founded in 1993 is considered " the most important jazz organizer and trendy meeting point " of the Austrian capital .

The program of Porgy & Bess speaks to a very large audience , about 70,000 guests a year ; is accordingly Jazz " understood very pluralistic ," and the program " even in fringe areas , such as electronic music , contemporary music and world music penetrated . " Many international artists , particularly from the U.S. space , see also Austrian musician here an opportunity to perform . The club also offers the stage for events, such as the award of the Austrian World Music Award.

Musicologist Christian Scheib According to the Porgy & Bess " at the same time essential for the development of the musical ( jazz ) reality of a City" and needs and uses ' plain commonplace as urban space music. " It creates itself " through artistic preferences, acoustic quality , capacity and real capacity, the necessary exclusion of other clubs. " Here, the different areas of the jazz clubs allow - the area in front of the stage with tables, upstairs gallery , a lateral area with a bar at counter - different intense concentration on the concert scene . For Jazzthetik Porgy & Bess is even a " traditional club . "

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