Both of my recent collaborative recording projects were recently reviewed in DOWN BEAT MAGAZINE.

NEW TIES and BINDS (Don Aliquo/Clay Jenkins Quintet) and TOO MARVELOUS FOR WORDS (Don Aliquo with the Beegie Adair Trio)

Click on CDs and/or the Press links for more information!


I am proud to announce the release of my newest collaborative project with my good friend and brilliant trumpet artist, Clay Jenkins. The recording also features the talents of the impeccable Rufus Reid, Jim White and Harold Danko. Stay tuned for our upcoming review in Down Beat magazine! Check out...


I have three new YOUTUBE clips of original music posted with a trio consisting of super musicians and friends Jonathan Wires, bass and Derrek Phillips, drum set. Hope you will take a minute and check them out. Follow the link!

Also, there a few clips from the Reno Jazz Festival...


This Tuesday, (April 9) I am subbing for Evan Cobb with the Nashville Jazz Orchestra and Wednesday (April 10) I will be playing with the Duffy Jackson Big Band. Check out the gig tab for more information.


Beginning April 16, I am excited to announce I will be teaching two classes at the Nashville Jazz Workshop. See below and follow the link for more information.

John Coltrane Ensemble
A class covering the history, repertoire and stylings of the Blue Note years. The ensemble performs transcriptions of some...


MTSU will be hosting the 2013 Region 7 Conference of the North American Saxophone Alliance on Friday, March 15 and Saturday, March 16!

Performing throughout the weekend will be over 50 saxophonists based in Tennessee, Kentucky, South Carolina, North Carolina, Maryland and Virgina. Saxophonists including Jeff Coffin, Dave Pietro, Miles...


I am excited to announce I will be recording a new collaborative project with trumpeter, Clay Jenkins this month. The recording also features Harold Dasnko, piano, Rufus Reid, bass and Jim White on drums!


Just Announced!

I will be the special guest artist at 22ND ANNUAL SAXOPHONE & WOODWIND WORKSOP: JUNE 28-JULY 2, 2012 at California University of Pennslyvania, California PA

I will be appearing on JULY 1st and will be giving a master class and concert.
during the day! This is something very...

Billy Strayhorn Ensemble

Beginning August 3 and continuing for six weeks, I will be coaching the Billy Strayhorn Ensemble at the Nashville Jazz Workshop.

We will be tackling some of Strayhorn's most beautiful and intricate pieces including UMMG, A Flower is a Lovesome Thing, Chelsea Bridge, Rain Check, Passion Flower and others!!


JULY 2011

I will performing several times in the Denver area as part of a CD release
celebration featuring the group 7 BY 7!

The septet has been performing together for several years as part of the
UNC Greeley Jazz Festival and the UNC Jazz Camp and features Clay Jenkins,...


My newest solo project is OUT!
SUN & SHIELD features veteran jazz masters RUFUS REID, JIM MCNEELY and the dynamic OBED CALVAIRE!

The record is currently available through digital distribution on i-tunes and CDs will also be available to the general public for purchase at the official CD...

NEW DATES at the French Quarter Cafe!

Due to the success of Wednesday night’s jazz jam at the French Quarter we will be returning this
DECEMBER 29!! 8:00-10:30pm

Come out and hear some of the top jazz talent you will find anywhere!!
Jim White, drums www.jimwhitemusic....

Two Great shows This Weekend

Dear Nashville Jazz Fans:
I will be leading two great shows this weekend!

FRIDAY (Dec. 10)
Snap on two and four Concert Series!
With the Lori Mechem trio
Lori Mechem, piano
Roger Spencer, bass
Marcus Finnie, drums

For more info:


Stay tuned for educational section

Please stay tuned as I will be launching an educational section to my website in the near future. I hope to include past articles on jazz saxophone performance, transcriptions, leadsheets, etudes and an assortment of hopefully useful information!

Affinity Trio CD Available!

Affinity Trio CD featuring Jonathan Wires, bass, Tom Giampietro, drums, Don Aliquo, saxophones and clarinets and special guest Jeff Coffin is available for hard copy purchase and digital downloads at the following places:

Cd Baby(Follow the link)
Amazon MP3
Hope you will check it out!...

Vando Jam in Indianaoplis

Hello Everyone!
For those of you in the Indianapolis area, I will be giving a clinic 6-7 pm and hosting a Vando Jam 7-9pm (sponsored by Vandoren Reeds and Mouthpieces) on Thursday March 18, 2010. The jam and clinic will take place at Paige's Music.
5282 E 65th St

New YouTube Vidoes

Two new You Tube Vidoes from December 11, 2009 Concert at the Nashville Jazz Workshop W/ the Lori Mechem trio featuring Lori Mechem, piano, Roger Spencer, bass, Chris Brown, drums are up. Follow the link to check them out!

Two Holiday Shows

I will be playing two holiday shows over the next week.

On Monday December 28th I will be playing with my father, Don Aliquo Senior for the Butler, Pennsylvania Jazz Society from 7 pm to 10 pm. Check out the link below for more information!

On December...

New Dates at the Nashville Jazz Workshop

I will playing with two great Nashville based Jazz musicians over the next few weeks! September 25 will be with my colleague and friend at MTSU, trumpeter and composer Jamey Simmons. On October 16, I will be playing with dynamic vocalist Jeff Hall. Please see itinerary for details.

Don on YouTube

Check out Don on Youtube with the Pat Coil Quartet. This concert is part of the Nashville Jazz Workshop Series and features the great Pat Coil on Piano, Derrek Phillips on Drums and Jonathan Wires,...

Pittsburgh Reunion!

Pittsburgh Reunion!
In December 2008 Don reunited with some of his best friends to collaborate on a new recording. The project features David Budway, piano ( Dewayne Dolphin, bass ( and Roger Humphries, drums ( Recorded at George Heid’s studio, the project is...

Southern Excursion Quartet

Southern Exposure Quartet to perform in Memphis and Murfreesboro
The Southern Exposure Quartet (Michael Jefry Stevens, piano, Tom Giampietro, drums, Jonathan Wires, bass, Don Aliquo, saxophones) will perform four concerts in September in both Memphis and Murfreesboro. (Please see itinerary for details)The group released its first CD Trading Post (http://artistsrecordingcollective....