The young saxophonist from Santiago Chile won the 2013 Thelonious Monk Jazz Competition, becoming the first female instrumentalist ever to win the prestigious award. No one could be more deserving, as Aldana is a complete musician with an eloquent facility and wisdom of note choices rooted in both history and innovation. As much as she would like it to be about the music (and it certainly is), she nevertheless is a bright light for a generation of young girls who can believe it’s possible to do this thing called jazz. Her band Crash Trio released their debut album last year, calling to mind the great saxophone trios of Sonny Rollins and Joe Henderson.
Fri., Feb. 6, 9 p.m.-midnight, 2015
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