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Melissa Aldana

Ville K.

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I ordered some Gonzales reeds and found an advertisement inside the reed box. It presented a saxophonist from Chile that I hadn't heard before: Melissa Aldana. It raised my curiosity and I did a search on the net and found her own website with sound clips. Have a look:

Melissa Aldana

Melissa Aldana Trio: ”Flip Flop”

She's a beauty and blows beautifully too! Knowing that Aldana is just 22 years old and already so accomplished one can wait for good things from her career!

I came to think about it and then realised that I don't know that many professional female saxophonists apart from Candy Dulfer. Well, thanks to Cafe I became aware of Kaori Kobayashi. But unlike Dulfer and Kobayashi, Aldana plays my favorite sax from the saxophone family ;}
 

dooce

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Nice find. She's 22 - how old is that keys player? 15?
 

GsySaxMan

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Next time I go to Chile (Santiago, and the Andes for Skiing, a great combination) I must try and catch her set, great player in the making....

Thanks for posting VK.
 

AlanU

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Very good.
It seems she's now based in NY, and has an album out.
One to watch, I think.
 

trimmy

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This needs to be merged @Jeanette
We have two Melissa Aldana’s which wouldn’t be a bad thing !
 

Greg Strange

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According to a Downbeat interview / article a few years ago she plays on a Mark VI her grandfather use to own / play...

Greg S.
 

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