Aldo Salvent is an award winning saxophonist and composer. He holds a Master Degree in jazz saxophone performance from Florida International University, as well as a Bachelor in classical saxophone performance with Summa Cum Laude mention 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 Mr. Salvent has played and toured in Sweden, Norway, Taiwan, Vietnam, Cambodia, United States, Ecuador, Mexico, Panama, Canada, Honduras, El Salvador, Dominican Republic, Guatemala, Cuba, Brasil and Argentina, having performed alongside 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.
Aldo served as the classical 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.
Awarded with a Teaching Assistant Scholarship, Mr. Salvent moved to Miami, Florida in 2013 pursuing his Master Degree in jazz saxophone performance at Florida International University, having studied with Gary Campbell.
In January 2015 he released Da Capo, his first solo album as a leader on Dazzle Recordings, receiving very positive reviews from “All About Jazz” magazine and “El Nuevo Herald” newspaper.
In 2017 Mr. Salvent is awarded a full tuition scholarship from Frost School of Music at University of Miami to pursue a Doctor of Musical Arts degree (DMA) in jazz instrumental performance from the saxophone studio of Gary Keller.
While at Frost School of Music, Aldo has had the opportunity to study and work with Stephen Guerra, Maria Schneider, John Daversa, Chuck Bergeron, Ingrid Jensen, Christine Jensen, Lucy Woodward, Shelton Berg, Gary Lindsay, Ken Peplowski and Dale Underwood.
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 currently performs as a sideman with 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 time he also serves as an adjunct professor of saxophone at Florida International University.
In October 2019, Aldo released his second album Ancestros, available in all digital platforms.
All photos by Philip Avello
Aldo Salvent's Ancestros is out now on © 2019 Salvent Music LLC. The album comprises ten compositions by saxophonist Aldo Salvent, featuring pianist Jim Gasior, drummer Hilario Bell, bassist Jamie Ousley, percussionist Dayron Gallardo, and Alfredo Chacon on vibes & percussion. Ancestros is available on Itunes and the Salvent Music store. The album can also be heard on Amazon, CD Baby and Spotify.
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