.Melissa Aldana Performs 12 Stars at Hammer Theatre

Grammy-nominated Chilean saxophonist Melissa Aldana takes the stage at Hammer Theatre’s Hammer4 Studio with a riveting performance of her Blue Note debut 12 Stars. The artist has seen a meteoric rise in the New York jazz scene, where she has studied under George Coleman since 2009. Aldana was the first female musician (and South American one, at that) to win the Thelonious Monk International Jazz Saxophone Competition. Influenced by the likes of Charlie Parker, Cannonball Adderley and her saxophonist father Marcos Aldana, the innovative articulator makes the instrument all her own.

Melissa Aldana 

Fri, 7pm, $35+

Hammer Theatre, San Jose

Melisa Yuriarhttps://www.melisayuriar.com
Melisa is a features writer for Metro Silicon Valley, covering music, arts and entertainment in the Valley. Based in the San Francisco Bay Area, the journalist has bylines in Dancing Astronaut, Gray Area Magazine, Festival Insider and Saint Audio. She is a member of the American Copy Editors Society.

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