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. 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.
Brent is the director of the Nassau Suffolk Performing Arts Jazz Band. He is a member of the Dave Lalama Jazz Orchestra, the Idan Santhaus 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, Eddie Palmieri, Paquito D’Rivera, Todd Coolman, John Reilly, Ray Vega, Pete McGuinness, Ralph Lalama and John Mosca. Mr. Chiarello is also the regular trombonist at the John W. Engeman Theater, and has performed on Broadway.
Mr. Chiarello was the director of the Rutgers “Jazz Ensemble II” for the 2009-2010 school year, and currently serves as a band director in the Cold Spring Harbor School District.