“On the evening of Aug. 13, tenor saxophonist Melissa Aldana gave a rare solo saxophone recital for V.I.P. ticketholders that was co-hosted by the mighty local jazz station KCSM. Presented in the rectangular Pagoda Lounge on the ground floor of the Fairmont San Jose, she performed unamplified for a half hour. Having led her trio at the exponentially larger California Theatre earlier in the day, she explained that she was using this unique format to explore standards.”
KCSM sponsored this venue at the recent San Jose Jazz Summer Fest, the KCSM Music Lounge, at The Pagoda, where Melissa appeared. Click here to listen to a stage full of fast notes by Melissa, her base player Pable Menares, and rhythm at the 2014 Monterey Jazz Fest.
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