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Göteborgs Konserthus Swing on with Melissa Aldana

Event has already taken place. A Chilean jazz saxophonist with a rare ability to flit between impulses and explore surprising new avenues.

Concert length: 2 h incl. intermission Scene: Stenhammarsalen
325-405 SEK Student 162-202 SEK

Event has already taken place

This multi-award winning, Chilean saxophonist forever explores boundaries. Trio, quartet or quintet? Regardless of the setup, Melissa Aldana puts personal freedom and interaction between musicians front and centre.

Her sound swings to the echoing beat of Charlie Parker, Michael Brecker and Sonny Rollins. But she also possesses the unique ability to flit between impulses and explore surprising new avenues.

In 2013, Aldana became the first woman ever to win the  Thelonious Monk International Jazz Saxophone Competition. This feat opened doors to the international jazz scene and brought with it partnerships with big names like Wynton March and Jimmy Heath. These days, she mainly explores Latin American artists – not least painters like Frida Kahlo. This has added a whole new dimension to her music, an evolution the Washington Post called “a new sense of possibility and direction in jazz”.

Participants

Melissa Aldana Quartet

Melissa Aldana

Lage Lund

Pablo Menares

Kush Abadey

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Nr 4 2021-2022 Jazz: Melissa Aldana

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