Born: August 20, 1961
Sal LA ROCCA is one of Belgium’s most in-demand double bassists. He has played alongside Toots THIELEMANS, Philip CATHERINE, Steve GROSSMAN, Lee KONITZ… After a stint with rock playing guitar, at age 23, he discovers jazz in the early 80′s and switches to double bass which he intensively explores on his own, taking as a model Paul CHAMBERS.
Sal has released two albums under his own name, such as Latinea (2003) and It Could Be The End (2012) with : Lorenzo DI MAIO (guitar), Pascal MOHY (piano) and Hans van OOSTERHOUT (drs) featuring: Jacques SCHWARZ-BART (tenor sax) on the IGLOO label
Member of Vaya Con Dios feat. Dani KLEIN, Pascal MOHY trio, Denise KING + Olivier HUTMAN trio (Fr. & Be), Phil ABRAHAM quartet, Laurent DOUMONT & The Soul Counsellors, Bop & Soul Sextet…...