Feast of Music: “Aldana doesn't play like a competition winner—she plays like a storyteller”.
ABC News: “the young tenor with the breezy, accented voice is a hard-toned, unsentimental instrumentalist steeped in classical jazz”.
Jane Ira Bloom: “Melissa is a young artist, who, in addition to having embraced a great deal of tradition, has made important steps in developing her own personal sonic vocabulary”.
New York Times: “She wasn’t just exhibiting her own voice but embodying it; she seemed past the point of making her case”.
NPR: “A bold new talent..with her own style”.