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Don Aliquo

Don Aliquo

Jazz / Modern Creative Murfreesboro, TN  US
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Don Aliquo and Southern Excursion


  • Sat

    Feb 28

    Eugene, OR, US | 2:00pm

    Winter Big Bands with Don Aliquo, Saxophone Tickets are available at the door or in advance from the UO Ticket Office, 541-346-4363.Saxophonist Don Aliquo has been described as a player with an articulate flow of always surprising ideas, sophisticated with a dexterous technique and an incredibly smooth tenor sound that seduces rather than shouts. Although his early influences are saxophonists John Coltrane, Stanley Turrentine and Dexter Gordon, his recent recorded output also displays his later Lester Young, Stan Getz, and Joe Henderson influences as well. Aliquos formative years were spent in his hometown of Pittsburgh where he studied with his father, Don Sr., an active and well-respected jazz artist. He went on to play with many of the citys jazz legends including Roger Humphries, David Budway, Dewayne Dolphin, Jeff Watts, Eric Kloss, Danny Conn, John Wilson, Joe Harris, and many others. As a member of Roger Humphries group he recorded and had the opportunity to hear and jam with many artists who came through the city including Pittsburghers Stanley Turrentine and George Benson. Since his 1999 appointment as Professor of Saxophone and Jazz Studies at Middle Tennessee State University, Aliquo has been an active and influential jazz artist in the greater Nashville area and beyond. As either a leader or sideman, he has had the opportunity to perform and record with Rufus Reid, Jim McNeely, Gary Burton, Donald Brown, Scott Robinson, Clay Jenkins, Roger Humphries, Marvin Stamm, Michael Jefry Stevens, and Obed Calvaire. In Nashville, he has been blessed to play and record with many of the regions world-class artists including Rod McGaha, Duffy Jackson, Jeff Coffin, Jim Ferguson, Jamey Simmons, Lori Mechem and Beegie Adair to name a few. His latest solo CD, entitled Sun & Shield features veteran jazz masters Rufus Reid, bass; Jim McNeely, piano; and the dynamic drummer Obed Calvaire. Recorded in June 2010, the work features the quartet in a set of originals written mainly by Aliquo with a tune each by Reid and McNeely. The album also introduces Aliquos work as a jazz clarinetist, an often over-looked instrument with deep jazz roots. Don is an in-demand clinician, presenting concerts and clinics throughout the United States and is honored to represent Vandoren (reeds and mouthpieces).




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Bio: Don Aliquo has been described as a saxophonist with a “fluid and articulate flow of always surprising ideas, sophisticated with a dexterous technique and an incredibly smooth tenor sound that seduces rather than shouts.” Although Aliquo’s early influences are tenor saxophonists like John Coltrane...See Full Bio

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