Adjunct | Saxophone
Aldo Salvent is an award-winning saxophonist and composer. He holds a Master Degree in Jazz Performance from Florida International University, as well as a Bachelor in Music from both National University of Costa Rica and Amadeo Roldan Conservatory in La Habana, Cuba. While in Cuba, he won the First-Prize in four consecutive times at the Amadeo Roldan national classical saxophone competition (1992-1995)
As a saxophonist, he has played and toured in Sweden, Norway, Taiwan, United States, Ecuador, Mexico, Panama, Canada, Honduras, El Salvador, Dominican Republic, Guatemala, Cuba, Brasil and Argentina. Aldo has also performed with Paquito D’ Rivera, Brian Lynch, John Hart, Calixto Oviedo, Sammy Figueroa, Waldo Madera, Chuck Bergeron, Martin Bejerano, Jim Gasior, Jamie Ousley, Hilario Bell, Gary Keller, Alfredo Chacón and Mike Orta.
Mr. Salvent was the saxophone professor at the National University of Costa Rica for five years and has been invited as an international jury in several saxophone international competitions in Mexico, Honduras, and Costa Rica.
In January 2015 he released “Da Capo”, his first solo album as a leader on Dazzle Recordings Label in Denver-Colorado, receiving very positive reviews from “All About Jazz” magazine and “El Nuevo Herald” newspaper.
In 2017, Mr. Salvent was awarded a full-tuition scholarship from Frost School of Music at University of Miami to pursue a Doctorate of Musical Arts (DMA) in Instrumental Performance from the Saxophone Studio of Professor Gary Keller. While at UM, Aldo has worked with Dr. Guerra, Maria Schneider, Dr. Daversa, Dr. Bergeron, Ingrid Jensen, Christine Jensen, Lucy Woodward, Shelton Berg, Gary Lindsay and Ken Peplowski. In January 2019, Mr. Salvent performed with the award-winning Frost Jazz Sextet at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, opening for the Joshua Redman Quartet.
Besides his own original music project, Aldo Salvent also performs as a sideman with Grammy & Latin Grammy Nominated Afro-Cuban Funk band PALO!, the Waldo Madera Jazz Quintet, Alfredo Chacón’s Quartet and Brian Lynch’s Spheres of Influences Band.