In honor of the Grammys, Rolling Stone invited Melissa to perform a rendition of another nominated song: Lil Nas X and
Billy Ray Cyrus’ instantly iconic ode to the cowboy life, “Old Town Road”, during the week leading up to the awards last month.
Watch that performance here on RollingStone.com.
Music Works International’s Rising Star Saxophonist Melissa Aldana Debuts At Jazzahead! This April
Grammy-nominated artist to showcase at Overseas Night at Europe’s premiere Jazz conference
Boston, MA | February 12, 2020 — Music Works International, the industry leader in the development of jazz, world, blues, and roots touring artists celebrates its 2020 touring season. Among its roster of global touring jazz artists, four were nominated for Grammy Awards this year.
Newly signed to the MWI roster is rising star and saxophone phenom, Melissa Aldana, who received her first Grammy nod this year for Best Improvised Jazz Solo for “Elsewhere” off her quartet’s 2018 release, Visions. Chilean-born, New York-based Aldana makes her jazzahead! debut at this year’s conference in Bremen, Germany. Melissa Aldana Quartet – featuring Sam Harris on piano, Pablo Menares on bass, Kush Abadey on drums – play Overseas Night on April 25 during the renowned European jazz industry conference.
About her recent success, Melissa Aldana says, “I am beyond flattered for all the love and support I have received for doing what I love to do the most, playing music. Thank you!”
Melissa Aldana Quartet On Tour April/May 2020*
23 April at Louhi Hall for April Jazz Festival in Espoo, Finland
25 April at jazzahead! for Overseas Night in Bremen, Germany
27 April at Teatro Jolly in Palermo, Italy
28 April at Teatro Abc in Catania, Italy
29 April at Le Fornaci Auditorium in Terranuova Bracciolin, Italy
30 April at Jazz Club Perugia in Perugia, Italy
2 May at Ronnie Scott’s in London, England|
4 May at Cemal Resşit Rey Concert Hall in Istanbul, Turkey
*all above dates are booked by Music Works International. For Melissa’s full touring schedule, please visit melissaaldana.net.
Music Works International Grammy-nominated artists Branford Marsalis (Best Improvised Jazz Solo, Best Jazz Instrumental) will tour Europe this April, May, and July, Christian McBride (Best Improvised Jazz Solo, Best Jazz Instrumental Album, Best Instrumental Composition) takes Christian McBride Big Band on the road this fall, Joshua Redman (Best Jazz Instrumental Album) will embark on dates with Joshua Redman Quartet in March as well as the highly anticipated REDMAN • MEHLDAU • MCBRIDE • BLADE :: A MoodSwing Reunion in July.
About Music Works International
Music Works International is an industry leader in the development of jazz, world, blues, and roots touring artists. Founded by a leader in the international touring industry, Katherine McVicker, MWI collaborates with the world’s finest musicians, promoters, and venues to develop tours that expand audiences, artists, and markets through continued expansion into new territories, and cultural partnerships. MWI’s roster of global touring artists includes Antonio Sanchez, Taj Mahal, Terence Blanchard, Christian McBride, Lizz Wright, Dianne Reeves, Vijay Iyer, Stacey Kent, Ambrose Akinmusire, Charlie Hunter & Lucy Woodward, Linda May Han Oh, Peter Cincotti, and Bokanté.
Contact: Anngelle Wood Gallo
Marketing and Communications Manager
MUSIC WORKS INTERNATIONAL
anngelle [@] musicworksinternational.
Phone: +01 781-300-7580