Melissa Aldana Quintet
Every member of the Melissa Aldana Quintet has a full scholarship to Berklee College of Music, where they are currently finishing their studies. The band features Shin Sakaino from Japan (bass); Michael Palma from Dallas, Texas (piano); and Melissa Aldana (tenor sax) and Pablo Eluchans (drums), both from Santiago, Chile. Joining them will be former member of Elvin Jones band and trumpeter Darren Barrett. This is one of the freshest jazz groups in Boston, playing amazing originals as well as some of the greatest classic standards known to the American songbook. Aldana will be performing with a special guest nightly, September 19-25.