Here stands a musician who plays with such incredible energy, precision, groove…This is what making music is supposed to be about. This kind of performance adds exactly that what a composer cannot write in his score: Duende!
-Jacob Ter Veldhuis
Dr. Nick DiSalvio is a professional saxophonist and music educator from Manahawkin, New Jersey. He is an experienced performer and educator, specializing in classical and jazz saxophone. He has a passion for saxophone chamber music. He is experienced in individual and small group music instruction, as well as new teacher education. He has taught saxophone and chamber music at Illinois State University, as well as Saxophone Pedagogy and Literature at Louisiana State University.
Nick has performed extensively around the country with musicians such as Johnny Mathis, Denis DiBlasio, Wayne Bergeron, George Rabbai, Ed Vezinho, Dale Underwood, and many more. He has also performed with groups including the Baton Rouge Symphony Orchestra, The Baton Rouge Jazz Ensemble, The Jimmy Maxwell Orchestra, and The Heartland Jazz Orchestra. Nick is also an experienced commercial saxophonist, having performed extensively with New World Funk, Beaucoup Boogie, Questionable at Best, Cold Grits, and more.
Nick received his Bachelor's Degree in Music Education with a specialization in Jazz Studies from Rowan University. He taught instrumental music for two years in the New Jersey public school system before receiving his Master's Degree in Saxophone Performance from Illinois State University under the instruction of Dr. Paul Nolen. Nick is a graduate of Louisiana State University, where received the degree Doctor of Musical Arts in Woodwind Performance under the instruction of Dr. Griffin Campbell.
Nick is currently teaching and performing in the South Jersey/Philadelphia area. He is currently accepting students into his private lesson studio.