An artist performing brilliantly in a variety of styles including jazz, big band, pop, rock, R&B, funk, and Brazilian, Aldo pursues an active free-lance career performing in various settings including studio, musicals, concerts and touring.
"I strive to play each style as if it's the only style I know, trying to master each as authentically as possible."
The latest technology from electronic to acoustic instruments allows the delivery of performances that meet today's hi-tech demands for authentic sounds.
Born in Los Angeles, California, Aldo spent many hours watching his grandfather, an accomplished string maker and musician, make instruments. Fascinated by watching famous musicians play his grandfather's instruments, he began studying Classical Piano at the age of seven and began playing the drums at the age of eight. Studies included piano, drums, marching bands, drums corps, orchestra, classical snare drumming, timpani, and mallets & drum set with John "Terry" Tirabasso.
"John was a huge influence on me. He gave me the inspiration and dedication that has been with me through my career."
Aldo attended Pasadena City College where he studied with Gary Foster and Bobby Bradford, marched in the Tournament of Roses Honor Band and started working in the Los Angeles area with various acts.
While attending California State University, Long Beach where he obtained his Bachelor's degree in Music, he studied with John Prince (writer, composer) professor of Commercial Music/Jazz Studies and orchestrator of one of the country's most respected jazz-education programs. Addition studies included classical percussion with Los Angeles Opera's percussionist Greg Goodall and privately with Alex Acuna, Dave Garibaldi, and Peter Erskine.
Aldo currently lives in Pasadena, California.
Artists: Barbra Streisand, Tony Bennett , Diana Krall, Kristen Chenowith, Stevie Wonder, Herbie Hancock, Nikki Yanofsky, Donna Summer, Barry Manilow, Lea Michele, Darren Criss, Jeff Beck, Leeann Rimes, BB Winans, Jennifer Hudson, Seal, Faith Hill, Arturo Sandoval, Aaron Neville, Alan Broadbent, Alex Acuna, Bill Watrous, Bob Mintzer, Bruce Dickinson, Conte Candoli, Diane Schuur, Dorothy Collins, Eric Marienthall, Ernie Andrews, Ernie Watts, Gary Foster, Jack Sheldon, Jamie Findlay, Jeff Kashiwa, Jerry Watts, Jody Watley, Justo Almaro, Kristin Korb, Larry Koonse, Little Caesar and the Romans, Llew Matthews, Luther Hughes, Mark Massey, Michael Lington, Michael W. Smith, Nathan East, Neil Stubenhaus, Norah Jones, Oscar Cartoya, Plas Johnson, Putter Smith, Randy Waldmen, Rique Pantoja, Ron Anthony, Ron Stout, Ross Thompkins, Rob Mullins, Michito Sanchez, Steve Huffsteter, The Four Tops, The Temptations, Tommy Newson, Tommy Walker, Warren Hill, Wayne Bergeron. He has recorded with Alex Acuna, Ron Stout, Billy Morgan, Justo Almario, Robert Conti, Plas Johnson, Eric Marienthal, Doug Webb, The Side Street Strutters, Bob Mintzer are among his musical collaborators. He has also played on many commercial sessions and Cartoon soundtracks.
Venues: Music Cares show, Grammy Awards, Emmy Awards, Oscars, Golden Globes, MTV, SAG Awards Long Beach Jazz Festivals; Playboy Jazz Festivals at the Hollywood Bowl; Long Beach Blues Festival; and the International Association of Jazz Educators Conventions, where he received several awards for "outstanding drummer," NAMM convention, Promise Keepers, Shea Stadium New York, Hyundai Pavilion at Glen Helen, Pontiac Sliverdome Detroit, Los Angeles Coliseum, Disneyland, Live on KKJZ Radio, and numerous jazz clubs in New York and Los Angeles.