Sal Salvador (1925–1999) was a bebop jazz guitarist and a prominent music educator.



He was born in Monson, Massachusetts and began his professional career in New York City. He eventually moved to Stamford, Connecticut. He taught guitar at the University of Bridgeport in Bridgeport, Connecticut as well as at Western Connecticut State University in Danbury, Connecticut. He authored several instruction books for beginning to advanced guitarists.

In addition to recordings with Stan Kenton and with his own groups, Salvador can be heard in the film Blackboard Jungle during a scene in a bar where a recording on which he is featured is played on the jukebox. Sal is also featured playing with Sonny Stitt in the film Jazz on a Summer's Day at the Newport Jazz Festival.


Year recorded Title Label Notes
1954 Kenton Presents Jazz - Sal Salvador Capitol With Eddie Costa (p, vib), Jimmy Campbell (d)
1956 Frivolous Sal Bethlehem With Eddie Costa (p, vib), George Roumanias (b), Jimmy Campbell (d)
1956-57 Shades of Sal Salvador Bethlehem Septet
1957 A Tribute to the Greats Bethlehem With Eddie Costa (p, vib), Sonny Dallas (b), Ronnie Free (d)

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