Please join us (& Al Foster – photo taken at Apollo Theater event on Oct. 22) in wishing Melissa Aldana a HAPPY BIRTHDAY today. Melissa celebrated her birthday early yesterday with a last-minute quartet performance at the 55 bar in NYC, and is now getting ready for a trio performance at DaCamera in Houston, Texas on Dec. 5. She got an early gift too in the form of a glorious review in the well-known UK Jazz Magazine Jazzwise of her Nov. 20 Pizza Express Jazz Club/London Jazz Festival performance.
On Dec. 8 Melissa will be mastering her new album, due to be released in early 2016 on our Wommusic label, and on Dec. 10 she will have her last performance in the US this side of 2015 with another quartet performance at Small’s. If you are in NYC at that time then please join us there for an after-celebration if you can!