Brent Chiarello
Conductor
Youth Jazz Band

Brent Chiarello earned a Bachelor of Music Degree in Jazz Studies from SUNY Purchase College, and a Master of Music Degree in Jazz Studies from Rutgers University. He earned his music education certification at Five Towns College in Dix Hills, where he frequently conducted the Wind Ensemble. Mr. Chiarello has studied trombone, bass trombone and jazz composition with Conrad Herwig, Jim Pugh, John Fedchock and Bruce Eidem. He performed lead trombone with Conrad Herwig's Scarlet Knight Jazz Bones, winners of the Kai Winding Trombone Ensemble Competition and was also a finalist in the 2nd Annual Antti Rissanen Jazz Trombone Competition.

As a professional musician, Mr. Chiarello is a member of the Dave Lalama Jazz Orchestra, the Interplay Jazz Orchestra and was the trombonist for the show band on board the Queen Elizabeth II Ocean Liner’s final 40th Anniversary tour. He has also performed and recorded with various artists including The Temptations, The Four Tops, The Gotham Wind Symphony, Eddie Palmieri, Paquito D’Rivera, Todd Coolman, John Reilly, Ray Vega, Pete McGuinness, Ralph Lalama and John Mosca. Mr. Chiarello has been the trombonist at the John W. Engeman Theater since it opened in 2007, and has performed several shows on Broadway.

As an educator, Mr. Chiarello was the director of the Rutgers Undergraduate Jazz Ensemble for the 2009-2010 school year, and is currently the K-12 Music Coordinator, Jr. High Band Director and Pit Orchestra Director in the Cold Spring Harbor School District.