Sal Espana

Host of Beyond the Fringe

Sal’s musical tastes became twisted early by pre-teen exposure to Frank Zappa and Harry Partch. After studying Electronic Music in college, Sal founded the experimental ensemble National Debt and composed music for the Cal Poly dance company Orchesis and the Central Coast Shakespeare Festival.

Joining Jon Iverson as co-host for The Last Jazz Show in 2004, Sal eventually became solo host and updated the title to Beyond The Fringe. Sal spends his non-musically-related hours writing historically-based comedy sketches and performing Stand Up. He is fond of hyphens.

In anticipation of the Zombies concert at SLO's Fremont Theater on September 13, Sal España chats with the band's frontman, Colin Blunstone, about the group's early success, development and experimentation, breakup, subsequent creative efforts, and their reunion.