New York City 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, Charles Lamendola and hasn’t looked back since. 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 played 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 Manhattan School of Music and simultaneously launch his career as a freelance artist. He now enjoys a diverse career, performing in 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, Kyle Saulnier and the Awakening Orchestra, and The Rhythm Shop. From 2007 to 2013, Michael was the lead trombonist and 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 (2015-2017).

Michael is in the studio frequently for recording projects and jingle work. His 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 Day 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. He can also be heard on several albums as a sideman (see Discography below).

In September 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 March 2017, Michael was appointed to his second full-time position on Broadway as Trombone 1/Euphonium in the musical, Bandstand. Elsewhere on the Broadway scene, Boscarino subs in the pits of Book of Mormon and Tootsie.

In New York, Michael has performed at such venues as: Apollo Theater, Avery Fisher Hall, Beacon Theatre, Blue Note, Birdland, Citi Field, Copacabana, Iridium Jazz Club, Jazz at Lincoln Center, The Jazz Gallery, Madison Square Garden, and The Rainbow Room. He has also performed at major venues and festivals across the United States and abroad including: Austin City Limits Live at The Moody Theater, Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, Busch Gardens Tampa Bay, Dodger Stadium, Epcot Theme Park, The Forum, Grand Ole Opry, PPG Paints Arena, SeaWorld Orlando, Yoshi’s San Francisco, AnJazz Hamar Jazz Festival (Norway), BluesFest London (England), Bodø Jazz Open (Norway), Detroit Jazz Festival, Imatra Big Band Festival (Finland), Moldejazz (Norway), Montreal Jazz Festival (Canada), Northern Lights Festival (Norway), Trondheim Jazzfest (Norway), Verona Jazz Festival (Italy), and the Zürich Jazznojazz Festival (Switzerland).

Throughout his musical career, Michael has had the great fortune of performing with such renowned artists as: Eagles, Don Henley, Vince Gill, Frankie Valli, Bruce Springsteen, Regis and Joy Philbin, Martina McBride, Buddy Morrow, Michael Feinstein, Lynn Roberts, Ann Hampton Calloway, Jane Monheit, Patti Austin, Freddy Cole, Freda Payne, Marilyn Maye, Tom Kubis, Michel Legrand, Toshiko Akiyoshi, Lew Tabackin, Candido Camero, American Dance Machine for the 21st Century, Artie Shaw Orchestra, Birdland Big Band, Harry James Orchestra, Gary Morgan & PanAmericana!, and Bobby Sanabria Multiverse Big Band.

Michael is an artist for Edwards Instruments and proudly endorses sshhmutes.

Discography (as a sideman):

Jazz Funk Soul
Life And Times
Shanachie Records
2019

Original Broadway Cast Recording
Bandstand
Broadway Records
Yellow Sound Label
2017

Beginnings
LIVE
Beginnings
2017

The Awakening Orchestra
Atticus Live! The Music of Jesse Lewis.
Biophilia Records
2016

Live Society
Only a Disaster
Live Society ASCAP
2015

Volume 17, 2015
Broadway's Carols For A Cure
"We Three Cool Kings" with the cast of At This Performance
Rock-it Science Records
2015

Volume 16, 2014
Broadway's Carols For A Cure
"Soul Cake" with Sting and the cast of The Last Ship
Rock-it Science Records
2014

Phantasm
John David Simon
WarmGroove Records
2014

Volume I: This Is Not The Answer
The Awakening Orchestra
Innova Recordings
2014

Original Broadway Cast Recording
A Night With Janis Joplin
Broadway Records
Odd Guy Records
2014

Conscious Journey Part 1 & 2
Kenny Lavender
Kenny Lavender Music
2013

L'amour
Brigitte Zarie
BrigZohara ASCAP
Bassik Music BMI
2013

Hola Hello
Mariana Iranzi
Mariana Iranzi
2013

Snow White Blackbird
Snow White Blackbird
Leonardo Torrente
2013

The Magic of Christmas
R.J. Lewis
Arjay Entertainment, Inc.
2012

Lo & Behold
Emil & Friends
Cantora Records
2011

Listen: A Benefit Album for Our Time
Our Time Theatre Company
Sh-K-Boom Records
2009

Miles Ahead: Live
Dave Liebman and the Manhattan School of Music Jazz Orchestra
Justin DiCioccio, Conductor
Jazzheads
2009

You Ought To Be Havin' Fun!
Rob Zappulla
Rob Zappulla Music
2009

Transplants
The Russ Spiegel Jazz Orchestra
Ruzztone Music
2009

Live from New York (DVD)
Tommy Igoe and the Birdland Big Band
Integrity Entertainment Group
2008

Live from New York
Tommy Igoe and the Birdland Big Band
Integrity Entertainment Group
2008

Carbon Cocktail
Natalie Riccio
Natalie Riccio
2008

Timatha Kasten & Her TKO Orchestra
Timatha Kasten
TKO Entertainment
2007

American Jazz Repertory Orchestra Salutes The Big Bands (DVD)
American Jazz Repertory Orchestra
American Jazz Venues
2006

Please contact Michael to request a resume. Thank you.