Saxophonist | Composer | Author | Educator
Aldo Salvent is an award winning saxophonist, composer, arranger, author 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 Cuba.
As a saxophonist, Aldo has played and toured in more than 20 countries with a variety of artists including Maria Schneider, Paquito D’ Rivera, Brian Lynch, John Hart, Calixto Oviedo, Ingrid Jensen, Sammy Figueroa, Ken Peplowski, Christine Jensen, Waldo Madera, Chuck Bergeron, Jim Gasior, Jamie Ousley, Gary Keller, Alfredo Chacón and Mike Orta.
In January 2015 Aldo released Da Capo, his first solo album on Dazzle Recordings, receiving outstanding reviews from “All About Jazz."
Besides his own project "Aldo Salvent Quintet," he also 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.
Aldo is also the author of 10 Exercises to Master All Major Scales Vol. 1, The Ultimate Guide to Play The Altissimo on Tenor Saxophone, Alto Altissimo: 41 Essential Fingerings for Alto Saxophone and Easy Altissimo: 15 Chromatic Patterns for Saxophone which are published and available in the Store, as well as Amazon Kindle, Apple Books and Sheet Music Plus.
At the moment, Aldo serves as an adjunct professor of saxophone at Florida International University.
"Alto Altissimo: 41 Essential Fingerings for Alto Saxophone" is the most recent e-Book by Aldo Salvent.
According to Dr. Josiah Boornazian "Alto Altissimo: 41 Essential Fingerings for Alto Saxophone is a clear, well-organized, and comprehensive guide to the most essential altissimo fingerings that all modern saxophone players need to know in order to extend their range on their instrument. I highly recommend that all saxophonists buy this book, as it is an invaluable teaching and learning resource that can be referenced again and again."