A Southern California native, is a member of bands led by such notable musicians as Louie Bellson, and Tom Kubis and is a member of Gordon Goodwin's Big Phat Band A few of the artists Sal has also recorded with include Christina Aguilera, Will Smith, Mandy Moore, Stevie Wonder, Lalo Schifrin, Brian McKnight, Robbie Williams, Keely Smith, Jessica Simpson, Joey DeFrancesco Maynard Ferguson and Natalie Cole. Sal has been a member of the Emmy Awards Orchestra, The American Idol House Band and currently can be seen and heard in the band for Dancing With The Stars. Other television credits include The Grammy Awards, Latin Grammy Awards, ESPY Awards, America's Got Talent, The Gala for the President at Ford's Theatre, America's Funniest Home Videos, The Jerry Lewis Labor Day Telethon, Brothers and Sisters, The Tonight Show, Animaniacs, Pinky and The Brain, Commander in Chief ,AFI Awards and numerous National Commercials.
Motion Picture credits include High School Musical 3, Happy Feet, High School Musical 3, Man About Town, Just Like Heaven, Coach Carter, Vegas Vacation, National Treasure, The Last Shot, Ice Princess, Legally Blonde 2 and Disney's Beauty and the Beast.
Sal is Professor of Saxophone at California State University, Long Beach and has served as director of Jazz Studies at California State University, Fullerton. Sal is a proud endorser of Vandoren reeds and Selmer Saxophones and conducts clinics and master classes across the country. He is also a clinician for Disney's Magic Music Days Workshops as well as Disney's All American College Band.