Salvador Velasco, better known as Sal Capone is originally from Mexico but was raised in Texas. At the age of 12, Sal began playing the trumpet. Pulling influences from Freddie Hubbard, Roy Hargrove, Willie Colon, and Trombone Shorty. When he attended the University of Houston, he branched off into the popular/jazz music genre and has not looked back since! This artist, composer, and multi-instrumentalist is currently working with various established as well as up and coming musical acts around Houston. So let’s jump to his latest single “Bossa-Me Mucho” and see what this composer is truly all about.
“Bossa-Me Mucho” is one for the books! I mean I am a huge fan of jazz music and this single gives me life! Sal is a musical god; tying in some of his Hispanic roots with a blend of jazz. Such a huge compliment to one another. The intro starts off with some bongos and then just as you think this is going to be an island sound the trumpet sounds off! Causing a trifecta of beautifully composed elements carefully placed along the entire single. So sit back, pour up your favorite glass of whatever you love, and tune into this amazing single. It will not disappoint.
Listen to “Bossa-Me Mucho” here and get to know Sal Capone in our exclusive interview as we talk to him about the release, new projects & more!
Hey Sal! Mind introducing yourself to our readers?
My name is Salvador Velasco but I go by Sal Capone. I am the trumpet gangster born in Mexico, raised by the dank streets of Houston Texas. And I have been feverishly pursuing music excellence since I was about 12 years old.
What made you pick up a trumpet first?
Growing up I always realized that in