Michael Boscarino

Trombone Artist

Michael Boscarino

Michael Boscarino

New York freelance artist

Instrument Specs

  • Model: T302
  • Bell: 4177CF
  • Slide: T-302-1
  • Tuning Slide: Yellow
  • Neckpipe: Yellow
  • Leadpipe: T3 Brass

Artist Comments

"I absolutely love my Edwards and it is by far the most versatile horn I have ever played. It has such great response in all the registers and at all dynamic levels, no matter the articulation. It does whatever I need it to do! Congratulations to the folks at Edwards for creating a masterpiece. I am proud to play one."

New York 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 on the advice of his grandfather 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; 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 and gained invaluable performance experience with many of the top ensembles in those cities. In 2002, Michael spent the summer playing lead trombone in the Disneyland All-American College Band and in 2003, he returned to California and attended the Henry Mancini Institute at UCLA on a full scholarship.

Michael has been a part of the New York City music scene since August 2004. He enjoys a diverse freelance career and he performs regularly with a wide variety of artists including; The Max Weinberg Orchestra, Michael Feinstein Big Band, Mary Bridget Davies Band, Carl Fischer Nouveau Big Band, Tony Fusco & the Ed Caccavale Orchestra, Kyle Saulnier and the Awakening Orchestra, The Rhythm Shop, and he is a former member of the Birdland Big Band.

Michael is in the studio frequently for recording projects and jingle work. His trombone work can be heard on commercials for A Night with Janis Joplin, 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. He has contributed to pre-recorded theme and show music used at the Tokyo Disney Resort in Japan and at the Universal Orlando Resort in Florida. Michael also played on much of the pre-recorded music used on the NBC broadcast of the 88th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade (2014) and his tuba and bass trombone work can be heard on theme music for WWE star, Bo Dallas. Furthermore, Michael is the trombonist on the PBS Thirteen TV Special; Great Performances-Chita Rivera: A Lot of Livin' To Do (airing November 2015) and he can be heard on several albums as a sideman (please see Michael's website, www.boscotrombone.com, for a complete discography).

In September 2013, Michael was appointed to his first full-time position on Broadway as trombonist in the new musical, A Night with Janis Joplin. He appeared on stage with the rest of the band and the cast. In early October 2013, Michael appeared in featured segments done on A Night with Janis Joplin by the CBS Sunday Morning news and the Katie (Couric) show on ABC. In December 2013, Michael appeared again in a featured segment done on A Night with Janis Joplin by ABC World News. Elsewhere on Broadway, Boscarino has played in the pits of Book of Mormon, Wicked, South Pacific, In The Heights, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, Porgy & Bess, Rocky, Bullets Over Broadway, Newsies, Pippin, and It Shoulda Been You.

In New York, Michael has performed at such venues as; The Appel Room, Apollo Theater, Avery Fisher Hall, Beacon Theatre, Blue Note, Birdland, B.B. King Blues Club & Grill, Carnegie Hall, Copacabana, Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola, Iridium Jazz Club, The Jazz Gallery, Manhattan Center, Midsummer Night Swing at Lincoln Center, The Rainbow Room, and several Broadway theaters. He has also performed at clubs and festivals across the U.S. and abroad including; Dakota Jazz Club & Restaurant, The Jazz Kitchen, Jardine's, Yoshi's San Francisco, BluesFest London (England), Detroit Jazz Festival, Hyatt Regency Newport Beach Summer Jazz Series, Imatra Big Band Festival (Finland), Montreal Jazz Festival (Canada), PASIC, Verizon Wireless American Music Festival, Verona Jazz Festival (Italy), and the Villanova Jazz Festival.

Michael has had the great fortune of performing with such renowned artists as; Blood, Sweat & Tears, Bruce Springsteen, Frankie Valli, Regis and Joy Philbin, Chita Rivera, Natalie Cole, Carole King, Aloe Blacc, Michael Feinstein, Christian McBride, Peter Erskine, Arturo Sandoval, Randy Newman, Bob Mintzer, James Moody, Gunther Schuller, Wayne Bergeron, Sal Lozano, Rick Baptist, Vinnie Colaiuta, Will Lee, Conrad Herwig, John Allred, Michel Legrand, Jimmy Heath, Toshiko Akiyoshi, Lew Tabackin, Dave Liebman, Candido Camero, and Buddy Morrow.

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In Their Own Words

Gerry Pagano

"I've been playing Edwards for a long time. I won my job in St. Louis on an Edwards in 1995! Lately, I've been working with Christan on the B502. In it, he has created a wonderful instrument. I prefer dependent valves, which I know puts me in the minority. I just like the response, and I'll sacrifice a few options in favor of the "straight pipe".

"With this horn, I've never been happier. It is centered, consistent through out all registers, and does it respond! The sound is clear - not spread out and "foggy". The B502-D sounds and feels like a trombone, not a slide tuba. The valves are extremely fast, and I never have to do anything, they just work! Paired with a good mouthpiece (see Griego Mouthpieces!), it just allows me to hear the music, and the horn is not in the way. And I happen to think its a beautiful horn as well. Smooth lines, well balanced, fits well in my hand, no extra support with some "rest bar" or other contraption. Just me, my horn, and some tunes! I will be playing this one for a long time... or until Christan makes another one that's even better!"

Gerry Pagano
Bass trombonist, St. Louis Symphony Orchestra