Anthony Mazzocchi

Trombone Artist

Anthony Mazzocchi

Anthony Mazzocchi

Professor, Montclair State
Professor, Kean University

Instrument Specs

  • Model: T350-E
  • Bell: 369CF
  • Slide: T-BCN
  • Tuning Slide: Yellow Dual Radius
  • Leadpipe: T2 Custom


  • None listed

A native of Maplewood, New Jersey, Anthony Mazzocchi began studying trombone at the age of eight. While receiving bachelor's and master's degrees from the Manhattan School of Music in NYC, he studied with Per Brevig of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Steven Norrell, David Finlayson and Joseph Alessi of the New York Philharmonic. He received the Janet Schenck Award for Outstanding Musicianship from the school in 1997.

Upon leaving Manhattan School, Mr. Mazzocchi has performed with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, New Jersey Symphony, San Diego Symphony, San Diego Opera, Riverside Symphony, and Key West Symphony, to name a few. He has performed in various Broadway shows and can be heard on numerous recordings and movie soundtracks including "Mimic" and "Live with the Brian Wilson Orchestra".

Mr. Mazzocchi currently serves as Trombone Professor at Montclair State and Kean Universities in New Jersey. He is currently on faculty at the Mannes School of Music Pre College Division and the Kinhaven Summer Music Festival in Vermont, as well. He is a guest lecturer at the Juilliard School's "Graduate Academy". His private students have been accepted to Juilliard, Eastman, Manhattan School of Music, and Mannes College of Music, to name a few. He is a guest clinician with the New York and New Jersey Youth Symphonies, and a guest conductor for the Brooklyn College Wind Ensemble and various honor bands in the New York area.

Mr. Mazzocchi has been a soloist and clinican at New York University, University of Southern California, University of California Los Angeles, Montclair State University, Brooklyn College, and Cal Tech University.

Mr. Mazzocchi is on the Board of Advisors to the International Association for Jazz Education, and also serves on the Board of Directors to the Kinhaven Summer Music School in Vermont. He resides in Maplewood, NJ with his wife, Deborah, and son Luca.

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John McGinness

"My Edwards trombone is a joy to play in every situation. It allows me to create the sounds I want to make and doesn't get in the way of the music I'm trying to create. It allows the flexibility I need in solo and chamber settings but has the breadth of sound necessary to contribute in the orchestra.

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