José Salgueiro got some notability as a percussionist in the Portuguese Popular Music scene. He is percussionist and drummer of projects like Trovante, Resistência, Lokomotiv by Carlos Barretto and El Fad by José Peixoto.
José Salgueiro having played with famous national musicians, namely Sérgio Godinho, José Mário Branco, Rui Veloso , Zeca Afonso, Pedro Burmester and Camané. He performed several times abroad, together with Gaiteiros de Lisboa, Bernardo Sassetti, Carlos Barretto, João Paulo Esteves da Silva, Paulo Ribeiro, António Pinho Vargas, Perico Sumbeat, Carlos Martins, Carlos Bica, José Peixoto, Carlos Zíngaro e de Maria João & Mário Laginha.
After studying Improvisation Theory (drums and trumpet) at “Tallers de Musics” in Barcelona, he would attend some training programmes with distinguished drummers, such as Max Roach, Billy Hart, Ron Maclure, David Liebman, Richard Beiracha and Paulo Motian. He joined the Wayne Shorter’s Quintet, in a concert at Coliseu do Porto (Oporto Coliseum), included in “Porto 2001” jazz program. José Salgueiro is one of the founders of the project Tim Tim Por Tim Tum and creator of the show “Adufe”, that has been touring throughout the country and abroad.
José Salgueiro is a producer of several musical works, covering diverse areas such as pop, jazz, traditional music, children's and theater compositions.