Melissa Aldana and Crash Trio: The Next Sax Superstar of Jazz
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The last date listed for Melissa Aldana and Crash Trio was Tuesday June 17, 2014 / 7:30pm.
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We didn't like the band's style, either their interpretation of a standard or their new compositions especially. It was not what we expected after previewing the artist on YouTube prior to purchasing the tickets. The tenor sax seemed very tentative and subdued; the percussion player made himself the centerpiece. The first set included only five selections before the trio left the stage for a 45 minute "break" until the next set. Most of the audience left at that point. We assume that it was done to enable the venue Jimmy Mack's to sell more drinks but it was ridiculous, especially on a Tuesday night.
About the Ticket Supplier: PDX Jazz
PDX Jazz, a non-profit cultural arts organization founded in 2003 in partnership with Travel Portland, produces the annual Portland Jazz Festival. The organization’s mission is to inspire, educate and develop future jazz audiences for generations to come. The Portland Jazz Festival is a multi-venue series of jazz events presented each February within Portland, Oregon. Nationally and regionally supported as a cultural tourism initiative in celebration of Black History Month, Portland Jazz Festival is dedicated to preserving America’s indigenous art form by presenting internationally recognized jazz masters alongside local jazz musicians. A series of jazz education and outreach programs that extend into Portland’s schools and neighborhoods is at the heart of the annual event.
PDX Jazz is dedicated to curating performances at various Portland venues throughout the year such as the current monthly PDX Jazz @ The Mission Theater series and PDX Jazz @ Jimmy Mak’s.