Meredith Salimbeni - "Mer Sal" has a voice that makes the best of the antique while embracing avant garde.  Mer's experienced voice has spent a lifetime exploring jazz, pop, funk, blues, R&B, rock, soundtrack, and world music.  
Mer Sal is a fusion vocalist and bass player emerging fast into Los Angeles, aided by Scott Kinsey (Tribal Tech) and Jimmy Haslip (Yellowjackets, Spyro Gyra).  
When placed in front of an audience, Mer comes to life as an engaging front woman, who also sometimes plays bass.  

After fronting her previous trio across several years (and a few tours), Mer Sal stands on strong roots of her own today, adding her vocal mastery now to collaborations that often mingle between jazz fusion, R&B, and rock.  

Check out Mer Sal and Scott Kinsey's album, "Adjustments", which has been climbing the charts fast and has been considered for a Grammy after its release in September 2021.  

 


Meredith has worked with 

Jimmy Haslip, Scott Kinsey, Jeff Lorber, Stephen Hilton, Paul Perress, Melbreeze, Jimmy Earl, Toshi Yanagi, Gary Novak, Jeff Richman, Gergo Borlai, Andrea Ladanyi, Karl Sterling

 
Recorded with:

Scott Kinsey, Scott Henderson, Danny Carey, Bob Reynolds, Brandon Fields, Steve Tavaglione, Michael Landau, Oz Noy, Nir Felder, Walt Fowler, Achibald Leggonaire, Peter Erskine, Junior Braguinha, Josh Smith, Laura Clery, Mitch Forman, Pedro Martins, Alex Machacek, Jimmy Haslip, Hadrien Feraud, Tim Lefebvre, Michael Janisch, Cyril Atef, Marilyn Scott, and more!

 

Mer Sal's debut group at The Baked Potato, Studio City, Los Angeles - Scott Kinsey, Jimmy Earl, Toshi Yanagi, Gary Novak

Mer Sal's debut group at The Baked Potato, Studio City, Los Angeles - Scott Kinsey, Jimmy Earl, Toshi Yanagi, Gary Novak

QUOTES :

'“…of course if Jimmy Haslip says trust me, you listen. So I came to the vocal session and proceeded to meet Mer. We really hit it off on the session and got some really great vocal takes – her professionalism really knocked me out …"
"...I was really impressed by just how good she actually is .. “ 

-Scott Kinsey, in interview with Angel Romero, Progressive Rock Central, September 2021
 

"[Mer Sal] sets the standard against which all other female fronted Americana blues oriented recordings will be measured [...] in Colorado."   
-Chris Kresge, The Colorado Sound Playlist


"Get [Smile], throw it on, and just listen to it. You will listen to it again and again. If not… you’re probably dead inside."  
-Jay Wallace, Bandwagon Magazine
 

"Sal herself takes on the bass for “Tiny Circles” and “Bleeding Tears”, and Kinsey performs the Trilian bass on “Crying Smile” and “Fifty Circles Around the Sun.” Beyond that, they called on Tim Lefebvre, Hadrien Feraud, Jimmy Haslip, Junior Braguinha, and Michael Janisch to supply the low end."
 -Kevin Johnson, No Treble

“Mer Sal is bumping with soulfulness!” 
-Ferell Aubre, The Jazz Word 
 

“Vocalist Mer Sal has a rich and expressive voice"
"She gets earthy!"
-George W. Harris, Jazz Weekly
 

“Oh, did I mention that this woman can SING.”  
-GREG "BLUESDOG" SZALONY, Blues Blast Magazine 
 

"Sal scats through this tune and the mid-century vibe reminds me of jazzy buskers in the French Quarter.”
-Julia, BolderBeat

 

"Mer Sal’s dynamic vocals fit well!" 
-Smooth Jazz Daily 
  

"The vocal stylings of Mer Sal are thoughtful and sound like pop at first, until she reaches almost the halfway point in the song. Then, she switches to a little vocalese that any jazz fan would appreciate.” "Refreshing and worth hearing!" 
-Dodie Miller-Gould, LemonWire 
  

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Mer Sal has a rich and expressive voice...She gets earthy!” - George W. Harris

— Jazz Weekly

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