Sal is a member of The Tom Kubis Big Band, and can be heard with Gordon Goodwin’s critically acclaimed Grammy Award Winning Big Phat Band. A few of the artists Sal has also recorded with include Paul McCartney, Natalie Cole, John Legend, Christina Aguilera, Lady Gaga, Stevie Wonder, Lalo Schifrin, Brian McKnight, Michael Buble, Keely Smith, Barbra Streisand, Joey DeFrancesco, and Maynard Ferguson.
Sal has been a member of the Dancing with the Stars House Band and the Academy Awards Orchestra along with numerous other television and commercial credits. He has also performed at the Gala for the President at Ford’s Theater in Washington D.C. and as a soloist with the Pacific Symphony, The San Diego Symphony and the Los Angeles Philharmonic.
Sal can be heard on numerous movie soundtracks including Incredibles 2, Straight Outta Compton, LaLa Land, Sing, Joy, The Secret Life of Pets, Joy, Ice Age 5, National Treasure, Legally Blonde, Phineas and Ferb the last three Star Trek movies and Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, to name a few. He frequently occupies the principal chair at the Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles as well as the Pasadena Playhouse. Shows include Newsies, Follies, Grey Gardens, The Drowsy Chaperone, Chicago, The Producers and Edward Scissorhands.
Sal is currently a Professor of Saxophone at California State University Long Beach and conducts clinics and master classes across the country. He is also a clinician for Disney’s Performing Arts Workshops at the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, Ca as well as Disney’s All American College Band at Disneyland.
Education: Cal State Long Beach. Former student of Greg Adams, Leo Potts, John Barcelona, Jim Walker, and Jim Kanter.
LIVE PERFORMANCE WITH NAME TALENT Frank Sinatra Michael Feinstein The Manhattan Transfer Joe Williams Chicago Idina Menzel Jimmy Kimmel John Legend Louis Bellson Natalie Cole Christina Aguilera Michael McDonald Take 6 Carly Simon Patti LaBelle Michel LeGrand Stevie Wonder Mandy Moore Leslie Uggams Brian McKnight Michael Buble Jennifer Lopez Celine Dion
PERFORMANCE IN LIVE THEATRE City of Angels Kiss Me Kate Chicago The Full Monty Sophisticated Ladies Thoroughly Modern Millie Show Boat Beauty and The Beast Fosse Play Without Words Like Jazz The Drowsey Chaperone Titanic Sunset Blvd Minsky’s Little Shop of Horrors The Producers Caroline, or Change
LIVE PERFORMANCE WITH ORGANIZATIONS Los Angeles Philharmonic Gordon Goodwin’s Big Phat Band Pacific Symphony San Diego Symphony Tom Kubis Big Band NYC Ballet Ray Anthony Orchestra Playboy Jazz Festival The Long Beach Symphony Johnny Mandel Big Band Ralph Carmichael Big Band Bill Holman Big Band