Tootie Heath Trio "Bye-Ya" at the 2014 Chicago Jazz Festival

Billy Hart / Ethan Iverson / Mark Turner / Ben Street Live in 2013

Melissa Aldana Trio plays "Sonny"

“The intricacies and unpredictability of Aldana's solos, as well as the subtlety of her interactions with her collaborators, make for fascinating listening.”

Chicago Tribune

Ethan Iverson Trio
& Melissa Aldana


October 23, 2017 | 7 pm

October 23, 2017 | 9 pm

Durham Fruit & Produce Company

Single tickets to Duke Performances 2017/18 shows will go on sale TUESDAY, JULY 11 at 11 AM. $10 Duke student tickets and $20 tickets for patrons ages 30 and under will go on sale TUESDAY, AUGUST 29 at 11 AM. Tickets will be available for purchase online, via phone at 919-684-4444, and in person at the Duke University Box Office, Monday through Friday, 11 AM to 6 PM.


Though she’s not yet reached her thirtieth birthday, Melissa Aldana has already broken several jazz boundaries. In 2013, Aldana became the first female instrumentalist and first South American to win the prestigious Thelonious Monk International Jazz Competition. Born in Chile but based in New York after a stint at the Berklee College of Music, Aldana has become one of the most promising new voices in jazz, with her deliberate tone and laid-back approach earning her acclaim as the leader of Crash Trio. Praised by The New York Times for her “limpid sound, expressive command, and persuasive self-possession” and by Lucid Culture for her “fearsome chops,” Aldana is jazz’s most intriguing rising star.

Made possible, in part, with support from the Mary Duke Biddle Foundation.

“You can hear Aldana and her group tap into the jazz tradition, but they thrive in the hyperlinked global present.”


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