Multi-Instrumentalist and composer Sal Filipelli was twelve years old when his mother put him in piano lessons, which started a life-long love for creating music. Filipelli began playing the guitar, ukulele and occasionally bass during his high school years at SCPA (School For Creative & Performing Arts), where he began taking interest in composition.

Sal Filipelli at NAMM 2011 - Photo by Ryan Schilawski
Sal Filipelli at NAMM 2011 – Photo by Ryan Schilawski

Filipelli considers himself a composer first, having traveled all over the United States and Europe performing at various venues, radio stations and television shows with releases such as Not British Productions Presents 23rd Century, The Sal Filipelli Band (2006) and The Last Generation Of Tape (2008). Since 2008, Filipelli has produced several singles for various artists including Reece & Sean Hart (2010).

In 2011, Filipelli worked as a City College Associated Students Senator where he was in charge of The Spring & Fall Concerts, while still composing songs for a new release. In 2013, he began working on new music with former Family Stone frontman Sly Stone, for an album also featuring Munyungo Jackson (Miles Davis, Stevie Wonder), Adrián Terrazas-González (The Mars Volta), Raw Syl (Sly Stone, Rufus), Omar López (The Original Wailers), Andra Day and others.

His latest album This Day In Music History was released on August 14th 2015. On that evening Sly Stone appeared live with George Clinton at Club Nokia in Los Angeles, CA where he performed a version of “Role Model” live. Also included on This Day In Music History are the songs “One More Hit”, “Without a One” (also co-written by Filipelli & Stone) and “New York” featuring superstar Andra Day.

Stay tuned for updates on this rising star!