Saxophonist Melissa Aldana was born in 1988 in Santiago,
Chile. At age 7 Melissa began music studies, specifically
the saxophone, under her father Marco Aldana’s tutelage.
Marcos is one of the first Chilean musicians to attain
international recognition, was the first from that country, to
participate in the Thelonious Monk Competition and to
launch successful tours throughout the Americas and
Europe. He is considered one of the most important
musicians in Chile today.
No question, Melissa’s love of music has been greatly
inspired by her father, but her musical styling and lyricism
comes from her own inner understanding of the jazz format.
She quickly developed an incredible technique that allowed
her to participate in“Bravo Bravissimo”,an international
contest where she took first place