2013 Thelonious Monk Competition Winner Melissa Aldana to Perform at Brown on 3/15

March 12, 2014

Melissa Aldana, a native of Chile who now is based in New York City, will join the Brown University Jazz Band for a free performance on Saturday, March 15 at 8 p.m.

Aldana, who plays tenor sax, was the first female instrumentalist to win the Thelonious Monk Competition last Fall. The event has been held every year since 1987. (More information here.)

Her performance at Brown will feature works by Joe Henderson as well as original pieces by Aldana.

This event is presented by the Music Department.