Saxophonist Don Aliquo’s playing has been described as “sophisticated with a dexterous technique.” Although his early influences are tenor saxophonists like John Coltrane, Stanley Turrentine and George Coleman, his recordings also display his later Lester Young, Stan Getz and Joe Henderson influences. Aliquo’s latest album, Sun & Shield, introduces his work as a jazz clarinetist. He has recorded two critically acclaimed albums, and has also developed an instrumental program at The Ellis School and teaching at Duquesne University. Since 1999, he has held a faculty position at Middle Tennessee State University near Nashville, where he is Director of Jazz Studies and Professor of Saxophone. 

New recordings include New Ties and Binds a collaborative effort with the brilliant trumpeter Clay Jenkins, released in March 2015 and Too Marvelous for Words a September 2015 release with the impeccable pianist Beegie Adair; recorded with her working trio of over 20 years, the album sails through some of the American Popular Songbook’s most interesting and revered tunes

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