Tuesday, June 17
Melissa Aldana & Crash Trio feat. Francisco Mela @ Jimmy Mak’s presented by North Coast Brewing Co.
7:30 pm | Location: Jimmy Mak's | $20 general admission only
presented by NORTH COAST BREWING CO.
All tickets are General Admission and do not guarantee seating.
If you would like to guarantee your seat, you can do so by making a dinner reservation. A limited number of seats are available for dinner reservations, and you can make your dinner reservation by contacting Jimmy Mak’s at 503-295-6542. Please note that dinner reservations require a $15 per person food minimum.
Melissa Aldana / saxophone
Pablo Menares / bass
Francisco Mela / drums
Chilean saxophonist Melissa Aldana caught the attention of pianist Danilo Perez early on in her career, with Perez inviting Aldana to study at Berklee College of Music. During her time at Berklee, Aldana started to develop her own voice as a composer, studying with such heavyweights as Joe Lovano, Ralph Peterson, Greg Osby, and George Coleman, and ultimately sharing the stage with Osby, Benny Golson, and Antonio Sanchez. As the winner of the 2013 Thelonious Monk Competition, Aldana is also the first female instrumentalist to take first prize since the events beginning in 1987. Marking her first Portland appearance, Aldana is joined by her acclaimed Crash Trio featuring bassist Pablo Menares and drummer Francisco Mela who also currently performs with Joe Lovano’s ‘Us Five’ and McCoy Tyner.
“Aldana’s dedication to listening, as well as showing up to play as much as she could, has been key to her recent success.” – NPR ‘A Blog Supreme’