Professor, Saxophone and Jazz Studies
Don Aliquo is Professor of Saxophone at Middle Tennessee State University.
Originally from Pittsburgh, a city with a long-standing jazz tradition, Aliquo grew up listening and learning from his father, a well-respected jazz artist and educator. Since his appointment at MTSU, he has had extensive experience as an educator and performer. Recent concert appearances include the International Association of Jazz Educators Conference in New York City, the University of Northern Colorado Jazz Festival and the North American Saxophone Alliance International Conference. He has also performed on concerts and recordings with some of the nation's leading jazz artists including Rufus Reid, Gary Burton, Clay Jenkins and Marvin Stamm.
An active recording artist, Aliquo's 4 th solo CD will be released in October 2006 and features Rufus Reid, Clay Jenkins, Dana Landry and MTSU alum Jim White. Aliquo's previous release Another Reply (CAP 964) broke the top 20 for airplay on the Jazz Week charts and showcases his compositional style and modern tenor approach within the genre.
Aliquo also performs and co-leads the Middle Tennessee Jazz Orchestra. Aliquo holds the M.M. and the B. MusEd. from Duquesne University and has studied at the Berklee College of Music. He has studied saxophone with Joseph Viola, Marino Galluzzo and Eric Kloss among others.
Listen to Don Aliquo in streaming audio:
2003 Consolidated Artists Productions, Inc.
Visit the Saxophone Studio Webpage: www.mtsu.edu/saxophone