Melissa Aldana Trio performs as part of the Third Annual Celebrity Series Stave Sessions on Wednesday, March 22nd. Rising tenor sax star Melissa Aldana, the first woman to win the Thelonious Monk International Jazz Saxophone competition, makes no secret about being inspired by Sonny Rollins: like Sonny in the late 50s, she fronts a piano-less trio (Pablo Menares on bass, Jochen Rueckert on drums). But she’s coming into her own as an artist: her 2016 record “Back Home” was widely praised. Read more about Aldana here: http://www.melissaaldana.com/
The Celebrity Series Stave Sessions is 5 nights of cross-pollinated music by brilliant contemporary musicians, with little use for labels or rules. Stave Sessions highlight contemporary musicians often early in their careers who take diverse approaches to their music, integrating musical training and non-conforming styles to deliver performances that defy standard labels. Shows take place at 160 Mass Ave., a unique and intimate venue located on the Berklee College of Music campus where floor-to-ceiling windows offer concertgoers an urban backdrop with views of the city and an upscale, cabaret vibe.
The 2017 Stave Sessions will take place March 21-25, 2017. Doors for all sessions open at 7:30 p.m. Performances will begin at 8:30 p.m. Tickets for each show are $25 / $10 student and a week-long pass is available for the first 40 tickets for $50. Student tickets are available online or at the Berklee Performance Center box office. Prices are subject to change. Tickets are on sale now at www.stavesessions.org.