Melissa Aldana
Grammy nominee's 2020 tour

Each movement of the multi-media performance titled Visions for Frida Kahlo depicts a personal relationship that shaped Kahlo’s life and influenced her artistic expression. Inspired by the way she believes Kahlo’s works embrace trauma, reckoning, discomfort and pain, Aldana crafted each movement of the suite to help express – or begin to address – her own personal pressures and certain complexities in relationships she has with those closest to her.   Bringing together some of the music’s most distinctive voices in music today, Sam Harris, Pablo Menares, Tommy Crane and Joel Ross, Aldana’sVisions for Frida Kahlo represents a metamorphosis of sound and intention. She seeks to channel the exquisite, painful – at times, unceremonious – transformation Kahlo embraced as she developed into a unique artist, and offers in each movement and each interlude a true conception of herself and presentation of her own expression.

Jan 9: Quartet · Jazz Standard, NYC
Feb 10 & 11: Quartet · Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola · NYC
Feb 15: Quartet · Washington Performing Arts · Washington, DC
Mar 4, 5, 6, 7: Visions For Frida Kahlo · Mondavi Cnt for the Perf Arts, UC Davis, CA
Mar 8: Visions For Frida Kahlo · Hammer 4, San Jose Jazz · San Jose, CA
Mar 10: Visions For Frida Kahlo · Kuumbwa Jazz Center, Santa Cruz, CA
Mar 11: Visions For Frida Kahlo · Auditorium at TSRI · San Diego, CA
Mar 12 & 13: Visions For Frida Kahlo · Younes and Soraya Nazarian Center for the Performing Arts, CSUN · Northridge, CA
Mar 14: Visions For Frida Kahlo · Outpost Performance Space · Albuquerque, NM
Mar 15: Quartet and guest artist · The Nash · Phoenix, AZ
Mar 25: Quartet · Strauss Hall, University of Iowa · Iowa City, IA
Mar 27: Quartet · Memorial Hall, UNC Chapel Hill · Chapel Hill, NC
Mar 31: Quartet · Charles H. Morris Center · Savannah, GA
Apr 1, 2, 3: Quartet · Lincoln Theater · Columbus, OH
Apr 5: Visions For Frida Kahlo · Logan Center Performance Hall · Chicago, IL