Mar 04 - 07 2020
Melissa Aldana Quartet

Melissa Aldana Quartet

Presented by Mondavi Center, UC Davis and CapRadio at Mondavi Center - Vanderhoef Studio Theatre

Representing “a new sense of possibility and direction in jazz” (The Washington Post), Chilean-born saxophonist Melissa Aldana is a prodigious talent whose instrumental chops and creative improvisations are a family tradition.

As a child, Aldana studied with her renowned saxophonist father, Marcos Aldana (son of saxophonist Enrique Aldana, whose Selmer Mark VI tenor Melissa performs with to this day). She began on alto but after hearing Sonny Rollins she switched to tenor and never looked back. For her Mondavi Center debut, Aldana will perform a standard jazz set alongside her suite, Visions for Frida Kahlo, dedicated to the painter Frida Kahlo.

Admission Info

*Discounts available for UC Davis Students/Faculty/Staff, Active-duty Military, Youth and non-UC Davis students.

Phone: (530) 754-2787


Dates & Times

2020/03/04 - 2020/03/07

Location Info

Mondavi Center - Vanderhoef Studio Theatre

501 Alumni Ln, Davis, CA 95616