Andrew BoscardinSeattle, WA
Composer and Guitarist Andrew Boscardin has been performing and writing music for over 20 years. He has appeared on stage with numerous musicians including Tom Varner, Chris Stover, Mack Grout, Jovino Santos-Neto, Julian Priester, Karl Latham, John Lee, Ben Thomas, Brad Gibson, Jon Hamar, Chuck Deardorf, Clark Gibson, Rachael Contorer and the Jim Knapp Orchestra. In June 2008, the premiere of works for his new Nickel and Brass Septet was the recipient of a smART venture award from the City of Seattle Office of Arts and Cultural Affairs. In March 2009, Boscardin released “Four-Color Heroes,” a full-length CD featuring the Nickel & Brass Septet. In early 2009, he was the recipient of a 2009 CityArts award from the City of Seattle. The award funded the composition and presentation of new music for his all-new 12- piece ensemble, Zubatto Syndicate. The group premiered the new music – an amalgamation of jazz, rock, pop, hip-hop and more – on November 5th at Town Hall Seattle. Zubatto Syndicate released its first record in 2011, and was included on KMHD’s Top Ten New Releases of 2011. In 2013, he recorded "Supersonic Parachute," a collection of songs written and arranged with singer-songwriter Whitney Lyman.
In addition to his work as a bandleader, Boscardin has contributed music for dance, stage, and film, both as a composer and performer. His film work include scores for the short films “Murder,” “Enlightened,” and most recently, “The Marthas” and “Times Like These” for Bay Area director Rick Bosner. Boscardin has studied with Dave Peterson, Jim Knapp, Hummie Mann, Glenn Alexander, and John Yannelli. He is a graduate of Sarah Lawrence College in New York, where he studied composition and electronic music and performed in the school’s Improvisation and Guitar Ensemble, and of Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle, where he majored in jazz guitar performance.
Zubatto Syndicate Video
ZUBATTO SYNDICATE Andrew Boscardin: guitar / Janet Putnam: oboe and English horn / Beth Fleenor: clarinets / Chris Credit: bass clarinet / Tobi Stone: tenor saxophone / Francine Peterson: bassoon / Steve Treseler: alto saxophone / Jim DeJoie: baritone sax / Jim SIsko: trumpet / David Marriott, Jr: trombone / Tim Kennedy: keys / Tim Carey: electric bass / Eric Peters: drums.
Zubatto Syndicate’s debut record can be heard at zubattosyndicate.com, as well as from Spotify, CD Baby, iTunes, Amazon.com and other online and retail outlets.
Zubatto Syndicate – Iggy/Igneous Carapace Live
Live at Columbia City Theater, November 10, 2013.
Written and arranged by Andrew Boscardin. Featuring Janet Putnam on oboe and English horn, Beth Fleenor on clarinets, Tobi Stone on tenor saxophone, Francine Peterson on bassoon, Jacob Zimmerman on alto saxophone, Jim DeJoie on baritone sax, Jim Sisko on trumpet, David Marriott Jr. on trombone, Tim Kennedy on keys, Tim Carey on bass, and Eric Peters on drums.
Zubatto Syndicate – Saturn 9 (Live)
Live at Town Hall, November 5, 2009. From the Seattle Channel program “Front Row.” Featuring:
Byron Vannoy – drums
Chris Stover – trombone
Greg Sinibaldi – bass clarinet and tenor saxophone
Francine Peterson – bassoon
Chad McCullough – trumpet
Taina Karr – oboe and English horn
Jon Hamar – bass
Mack Grout – keys
Clark Gibson – alto saxophone
Jim DeJoie – baritone saxophone
Jesse Canterbury – clarinet
Andrew Boscardin – guitar