Don Aliquo presents Coltrane Retrospective

Join us on Friday, October 15th, 2021 at 7:30pm as Saxophonist and composer Don Aliquo presents a Coltrane Retrospective. Doors open at 7pm. Aliquo’s quartet will perform selections from the many periods of the great John Coltrane’s career, including his time with Miles Davis and Thelonious Monk. In addition, the band will play tunes from Coltrane’s celebrated “Ballads” album, the Coltrane/Ellington album, the Blue Note and the Impulse years.
Don Aliquo, tenor saxophone
Bryan Harrison, piano
Jonathan Wires, bass
Josh Hunt, drums

All persons inside the venue must be fully vaccinated and show their vaccination card, ID, and ticket at the door. Per the CDC recommendation, we ask that everyone wear a mask while inside at the Nashville Jazz Workshop. If you don’t have a mask one will be provided for you. Please review our current covid protocols.



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Saxophonist Don Aliquo has been described as a musician 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.” His career began in jazz-rich Pittsburgh, where he grew up listening to and learning from the city’s jazz legends while following in the footsteps of his father, a well-respected jazz artist.

An active performer and recording artist, Aliquo has released five solo recordings. His latest CD, entitled SUN & SHIELD features veteran jazz masters Rufus Reid, bass, Jim McNeely, piano and the dynamic drummer Obed Calvaire. His previous recordings, JAZZ FOLK and ANOTHER REPLY were critically acclaimed and received extensive national air play.

Since 1999, Don has held a faculty position at Middle Tennessee State University near Nashville, where Aliquo is Director of Jazz Studies and Professor of Saxophone. In the Nashville area, Don has performed in concerts and/or recordings with Gary Burton, Greg Osby, Rufus Reid, Pete Christlieb, Scott Robinson, and Marvin Stamm.

Don is an in-demand clinician, presenting concerts and clinics throughout the United States and is honored to represent Vandoren (reeds and mouthpieces) and P.Mauriat (saxophones) as an artist/clinician.