Aldo Salvent is an award winning saxophonist, composer, arranger and educator. He holds a Doctoral degree from University of Miami Frost School of Music, a Master's from Florida International University, and a Bachelor's with Summa Cum Laude mention from the National University of Costa Rica. He also attended the Amadeo Roldán Music Conservatory in La Habana.
While in Cuba, Dr. Salvent won the First- Prize in four consecutive times at the "Amadeo Roldán" national classical saxophone competition (1992-1995)
As a saxophonist, he has played and toured in Sweden, Norway, Taiwan, Vietnam, Cambodia, United States, Ecuador, Mexico, Panamá, Canada, Honduras, El Salvador, Dominican Republic, Guatemala, Cuba, Brasil and Argentina.
Various of his performance credits are associated with Maria Schneider, Paquito D’ Rivera, Brian Lynch, John Hart, Calixto Oviedo, Sammy Figueroa, Waldo Madera, Chuck Bergeron, Jim Gasior, Jamie Ousley, Gary Keller, Alfredo Chacón and Mike Orta.
Awarded with a teaching assistant scholarship, he moved to Miami, Florida in 2013 to pursue his Master degree (M.M.) in jazz performance from the saxophone studio of Gary Campbell at Florida International University.
In January 2015 Dr. Salvent released Da Capo, his first solo album on Dazzle Recordings, receiving outstanding reviews from “All About Jazz."
In 2017, he is awarded a full tuition scholarship from the Frost School of Music at the University of Miami to pursue the Doctor of Musical Arts degree (D.M.A.) in jazz performance from the saxophone studio of Gary Keller.
While at Frost School of Music, he had the opportunity to work and study with Steve Guerra, Maria Schneider, John Daversa, Chuck Bergeron, Ingrid Jensen, Christine Jensen, Lucy, Gary Lindsay, Ken Peplowski and Dale Underwood.
In January of 2019, Dr. 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 project "The Aldo Salvent Quintet," he often performs as a sideman with the Grammy & Latin Grammy Nominated group PALO!, the Waldo Madera Jazz Quintet, Alfredo Chacón's Quartet and Brian Lynch's Spheres of Influences Band.
At the moment, Dr. Salvent serves as an adjunct professor of saxophone at Florida International University. In October 2019, his second solo album Ancestros was released, which is available here and in all digital platforms.
Ancestros, the most recent album by Aldo Salvent, is out now on © 2019 SALVENT MUSIC. It comprises ten original compositions by Aldo, and features pianist Jim Gasior, drummer Hilario Bell, bassist Jamie Ousley, percussionist Dayron Gallardo, and Alfredo Chacon on vibes & percussion. Ancestros is available on Itunes and SALVENT MUSIC . The album can also be heard on Amazon, CD Baby and Spotify.