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, Paul McKee, Michael Crist, and Steve Turre.
While attending Youngstown State University, Michael was active on the Pittsburgh, Cleveland, and Youngstown freelance scenes and gained invaluable performance experience. His performance credits in these areas include; The Cleveland Jazz Orchestra, Three Rivers Entertainment, Redline, The Balcony Big Band, The Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra, Ernie Krivda and the Fat Tuesday Big Band, Sabor Latino, Azucar, and the Youngstown Symphony Orchestra.
In 2002, Michael spent the summer playing lead trombone in the Disneyland All-American College Band and was honored to perform as a featured soloist with the Tom Kubis Big Band at a concert in Huntington Beach, California. During the summer of 2003, Michael 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 of 2004. He enjoys a diverse freelance career and he performs regularly with a wide variety of artists including; Tommy Igoe and the Birdland Big Band, Gary Morgan & PanAmericana!, Clem DeRosa & the American Jazz Repertory Orchestra, Kyle Saulnier and the Awakening Orchestra, Sherisse Rogers' Project Uprising, Bobby Sanabria Big Band, Michael Arenella & his Dreamland Orchestra, Russ Spiegel Jazz Orchestra, Ray Rivera con Sabor Latino, The Rhythm Shop, and the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra, while doing various recording and jingle work as well. His trombone work can be heard on commercials for Commit NiQuitin Minis as well as a few of the late 2009 commercials for Sears. He can also be heard as a sideman on several albums (please click on Discography above for a list). In addition, Boscarino subs in the Broadway pits of South Pacific and In The Heights. In New York, Michael has performed at such venues as; Birdland, Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola, The Jazz Gallery, Carnegie Hall, The Rainbow Room, Apollo Theater, Zinc Bar, Baha'i Center, Brooklyn Lyceum, Iridium Jazz Club, Cachaca Jazz ‘n’ Samba Club, and Manhattan Center.