This Thursday, September 24, The Jazz Gallery is pleased to welcome saxophonist Melissa Aldana and her quartet to our stage for a livestream performance. Back in April, just a few weeks after live performances were shut down across the world, we caught up with Aldana to see how she was dealing with the difficulties of the COVID-19 pandemic. She spoke about practicing long tones, picking out J.S. Bach pieces on piano, and writing new material for an upcoming album.
As livestreams and outdoor performances have started in earnest, Aldana has gotten back out there, playing at Smalls in New York, the Arts Center at Duck Creek in the Hamptons (below), and even joining pianist Dan Tepfer for some live quarantine improvisations.
For this performance at the Gallery, Aldana will be joined by pianist Sullivan Fortner, bassist Pablo Menares, and drummer Kush Abadey—a tight working quartet that sounds like it hasn’t skipped a beat.
The Melissa Aldana Quartet plays The Jazz Gallery Livestream Series on Thursday, September 24, 2020. The group features Ms. Aldana on tenor saxophone, Sullivan Fortner on piano, Pablo Menares on bass, and Kush Abadey on drums. Sets are at 7:30 and 9:30 P.M. EDT. A private YouTube link provided to watch the event (recorded during the live-stream) will be kept alive for 24 hours after the event start time to accommodate audience members who reside in different time zones. $15 per set ($5 for members). 8 live tickets are available per set at $50. Purchase tickets here.