Joseph Boga


Joseph Boga has appeared in a diverse array of venues, in the United States and in Italy, and with a variety of artists and ensembles. He is candidate for a Bachelor of Music degree from The Juilliard School, May 2014. A member of The New York Trumpet Ensemble since 2010, he also performs with The Kyle Athayde Dance Party, The Wycliffe Gordon Big Band and Septet, The Scranton Brass Orchestra and a number of other groups.

Joseph is a trumpet student of Mark Gould, Joe Magnarelli, and Wynton Marsalis. He is deeply grateful to the teachers and mentors who have so generously shared their knowledge and experience with him, and have provided him with myriad opportunities to develop his musicianship and his character, especially Wynton Marsalis, Mark Gould, Wycliffe Gordon, Chris Gekker, Chris Jaudes, Joe Magnarelli, Jim Pandolfi, Cecil Bridgewater, Loren Schoenberg, Genevieve Stewart, Jumaane Smith, Marcus Printup, Sean Jones, Warren Vache, Jeffrey Curnow, Seneca Black, and Bruce Daugherty.

Boga has had the opportunity to rehearse and perform with an impressive array of both established and emerging artists, including Kyle Athayde, Alvin Atkinson, Jonathan Batiste, Adam Birnbaum, Seneca Black, Sir Ron Carter, Etienne Charles, John Clayton, Mike Dease, Aaron Diehl, John Eckert, Jon Faddis, Dominick Farinacci, Marian Felder, Steve Fidyk, Tia Fuller, Melissa Gardiner, Savion Glover, Wycliffe Gordon, Victor Goines, Mark Gould, Maurice Hines, Corcoran Holt, Caleb Hudson, Chris Jaudes, Mat Jodrell, Jon Kelso, Jen Krupa, Phil Kuehn, Lawrence Leathers, Brandon Lee, Dave Liebman, Joe Lovano, Tony Marino, Wynton Marsalis, Jane Monheit, Yasushi Nakamura, David Ostwald, Marcus Printup, Peter Reardon-Anderson, William Reardon-Anderson, Leigh Pilzer, Matt Rybicki, Joe Saylor, Loren Schoenberg, Jumaane Smith, Gary Smulyan, Ron Stabinsky, Kurt Stockdale, Frank Wess, Roy Williams, Gerald Wilson, Phil Woods, and many others, as well as his fellow members of The Juilliard Jazz Orchestra.

As a composer and arranger, Joseph has had works premiered and performed in the U.S. and abroad. He has written for brass orchestra, trumpet ensemble, big band, string orchestra, and jazz combo, and recently completed his third commissioned work for choir.

Rapidly becoming a committed educator, Joseph has offered masterclasses and clinics in seven states, and has served on the faculty of The Scranton Brass Seminar and The Juilliard Jazz Camp in Atlanta, and offered a clinic at COTA CampJazz as part of The Delaware Water Gap Celebration of the Arts educational outreach offerings.

As a teenager, Boga had the privilege of appearing with The Wynton Marsalis Quartet. As a student, he received a number of musical and academic awards and honors, among them acceptance to The Eastern Music Festival for summer of 2012, the position of principal trumpet for the 2009 MENC All-Eastern Orchestra, The Phil Woods COTACats Award, and the PMEA D9 William Gasbarro Award. 

Joseph also plays piano and bass.

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