Aldo Salvent – Saxophonist / Composer / Educator
Aldo Salvent is an award winning saxophonist and composer based out of the State of Florida, United States. He holds a Master Degree in Saxophone Performance from Florida International University (FIU). As well, he is a graduate with SUMMA CUM LAUDE Mention from both National University of Costa Rica (BM), 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/toured worlwide in Sweden, Norway, Taiwan, United States, Ecuador, Mexico, Panama, Canada, Honduras, El Salvador, Guatemala, Cuba, Brasil and Argentina, at major Theatres, Jazz Clubs, Universities and International Jazz Festivals, sharing the stage with Paquito D’ Rivera, Jim Gasior, Calixto Oviedo, Mike Orta, Sammy Figueroa, etc.
Mr. Salvent was Saxophone Professor at the National University of Costa Rica (UNA) for five years (2006-2011) and has been invited as an international jury in several Saxophone International Festivals and Competitions in Mexico, Honduras and Costa Rica.
In 2009 he became the first P. Mauriat Endorsed Saxophone Artist in Central America. He is also a Gonzalez Reeds Performing Artist.
Mr. Salvent had premiered classical saxophone pieces in Costa Rica (“Cascada” by Jose Luis Cortes and “Miradas Furtivas” by Jose Maria Vitier, as well as in United States (“Tema con Variaciones y Fuga” by Andres Alen.
Awarded with a Teaching Assistant Full Scholarship, Mr. Salvent moved to the United States in 2013, persuing his Master Degree in Jazz Saxophone Performance at Florida International University with Professor Gary Campbell.
Saxophonist Aldo Salvent is currently a very active performer/clinician locally and worldwide, as well as an Adjunct Professor of Saxophone at Florida International University (FIU).
In August 2014 he recorded his first solo album “Da Capo” as a leader on Dazzle Recordings Label in Denver-Colorado, receiving very positive reviews from “All About Jazz” Magazine and “El Nuevo Herald” newspaper after the official release in January 2015. “Da Capo” is available in Itunes, Amazon and CD Baby.
In 2017 Mr. Salvent is awarded a full tuition scholarship from the UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI Frost School of Music to pursue a Doctorate of Musical Arts in Jazz instrumental Performance from the Saxophone Studio of Prof. Gary Keller.