New York City-based trombonist Michael Boscarino is a native of Cranberry Township, Pennsylvania. He began his musical studies at age 7 on the piano. At age 11, he began playing the trombone as advised by his grandfather. Michael holds a Bachelor of Music degree from Youngstown State University and a Master of Music degree from Manhattan School of Music. His trombone teachers include Susan Van Arsdale, Michael Lamendola, Robert Matchett Jr., Robert Matchett III, Michael Crist, Paul McKee, and Steve Turre.
While attending Youngstown State University, Michael was active on the Pittsburgh, Cleveland, and Youngstown freelance scenes. His performance credits in these areas include: The Cleveland Jazz Orchestra, The Balcony Big Band, Sabor Latino, Azucar, and the Youngstown Symphony Orchestra. Also during his tenure at YSU, Michael kept busy during the summer breaks playing lead trombone in the 2002 Disneyland® All-American College Band and attended the 2003 Henry Mancini Institute at UCLA on a full scholarship.
Michael moved to New York City in August 2004 to further his studies at the Manhattan School of Music and simultaneously launch his career as a freelance artist. He now enjoys performing a wide variety of musical settings. Boscarino is a member of the legendary horn-driven jazz/rock band, Blood, Sweat & Tears, Max Weinberg Orchestra, Tedd Firth Big Band, the Awakening Orchestra and The Rhythm Shop. From 2007 to 2013, Michael was the lead trombonist/featured soloist with the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra. He later spent a year and a half performing with Beginnings: A Tribute to the Music of Chicago. More recently, Michael performed all over North America as a member of Don Henley's touring band and subsequently as a member of The Eagles touring band. He can been seen and heard on The Eagles' 2020 release, Live From The Forum MMXVIII.
Michael is in the studio frequently for recording projects and jingle work. His tenor & bass trombone work can be heard on commercials for Degree Deodorant, The Breeders' Cup 2012, Olive Garden, Comcast Xfinity NCAA Football, Charles Schwab, Wrigley's Extra Dessert Delights Gum, Ragu, Sears, and Commit NiQuitin Minis. Boscarino has contributed to pre-recorded theme music used at the Tokyo Disney Resort® as well as cabaret show music for Celestina Warbeck and the Banshees at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter at the Universal Orlando Resort™. Furthermore, Michael played on much of the pre-recorded music used on the NBC broadcast of the 88th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Parade (2014). Elsewhere on television, Michael was the trombonist on the PBS Thirteen TV Special, Great Performances - Chita Rivera: A Lot of Livin' To Do and performed "Happy Holidays" with Martina McBride in December 2018 on LIVE with Kelly and Ryan. He can also be heard on several albums as a sideman.
In 2013, Michael was appointed to his first full-time position on Broadway as trombonist in the musical - A Night with Janis Joplin. He was featured in segments done on the show by CBS News Sunday Morning, the Katie (Couric) Show, ABC World News, and The Wendy Williams Show. In 2017, Michael was appointed to his second full-time position on Broadway, playing Trombone 1/Euphonium in the musical - Bandstand. Elsewhere on the Broadway scene, Boscarino has subbed on 17 other shows to date.
Throughout his musical career, Michael has had the great fortune of performing with such renowned artists as: The Eagles, Don Henley, Vince Gill, Frankie Valli, Bruce Springsteen, Regis and Joy Philbin, Carole King, Aloe Blacc, Natalie Cole, Elvis Costello, Ledisi, Fito Páez, Buddy Morrow, Michael Feinstein, Lynn Roberts, Ann Hampton Calloway, Jane Monheit, Pattie Austin, Freddy Cole, Freda Payne, Artie Shaw Orchestra and the Harry James Orchestra, to name a few.
For more information on Michael Boscarino, go to www.boscotrombone.com.