All tagged New York

"Running Your Own Race" with Christopher McBride

I used to define success as traveling around the world, playing, making music, maybe being famous. ‘That's the horn player behind blah blah blah,’ or ‘that's the horn player that released__.’ I used to define success that way. Now, I'm doing everything that I wanted to do, which is great. Now it's about higher levels.

"In the Moment" with Melissa Aldana

Aldana has been in the United States for 10 years, pursuing a path in music that has been quite rewarding for her. A winner of the 2013 Thelonious Monk International Jazz Competition (the first woman and first international winner), she has maintained a steady and fulfilling stream of local gigs, studio albums, and touring, the latter accounting for most of earnings. But how did she get from being a six-year-old alto player to a critically acclaimed tenor saxophonist at 29?