Sal Rosselli

Sal was born on the 29th of August, 1977 in Hamilton, Ontario. This self-taught musician began his musical studies at the age of four. By age sixteen, he began to perform professionally the saxophone, clarinet, and guitar.
At age seventeen, his formal training began. He received his second  scholarship from the Berklee College of Music in Boston where he stayed for two years. There, he studied saxophone with Frank Tiberi (leader of the ‘Woody Herman Band’) and Fred Lipsius  (saxophonist/pianist with ‘Blood Sweat and Tears’). He attended seminars led by George Garzone, Jerry Bergonzi, Emilio Lyons, and Danilo Perez.  He studied Harmony with Matt Nicholl, Rick Kress, and Bob Pilkington, and Arranging with Jerry Gates (Los Angeles arranger) and Jeff Friedman (copyist for Carla Bley). His formal classical studies came later in Bologna (although prior he held a grade ten status at the Royal Conservatory of Music in Canada without the aid of private lessons), a historically musical city where artists such as Mozart lived and studied music. Sal, too, studied classical harmony, counterpoint  and chorale writing there with Maestro Andrea Agostini.
In the year 2000, after having spent one year performing on cruise ships, Sal Rosselli moved to Bologna, Italy. His ‘melodic vein and virtuosistic impetuosity’ has brought him to perform in numerous festivals and music clubs throughout Europe and North America including Italy, Switzerland, France, Austria, Canada, and United States. He has performed at the Montreux Jazz Festival, the Umbria Jazz Festival, and the Pistoia Blues Festival, to name a few, and in 2002, was voted best blues saxophonist in Italy. He has collaborated with some of the finest jazz and pop musicians in Italy and Europe. He is often a guest soloist in various jazz, latin, funk/R&B, and blues projects, but also directs his own band.
Sal’s performing experience includes several performances and interviews on radio and television and is a featured soloist on over thirty professional compact disks and also some DVD’s. His saxophone can also be heard in the movie ‘Hayseed’s Adventure’ (Toronto Film Festival, 1997).  He has been in countless newspaper articles as well.
Sal Rosselli has been a music educator for several years. In 2000, he began teaching at the Music Academy of Los Angeles in Bologna, Italy teaching guitar and sax. There he led several sight reading, harmony, and ear training classes aside from private instruction. In 2004, he taught privately at both the Container Jazz School and Geo Studios in Bologna.  There, he taught woodwinds, guitar and bass guitar. His professional experience performing all saxophones, clarinet, flute, all guitars, bass, drums & percussion, etc,… has made him a popular and well respected music educator.