Stephen Szabadi, B.M. '13

Stephen Szabadi, B.M. '13Stephen Szabadi, trombone, majored in Studio Music and Jazz Instrumental Performance at the University of Miami Frost School of Music where he was a Stamps Distinguished Ensemble Scholar and a member of the Stamps Jazz Quintet, Class of 2013. He studied trombone privately with Dante Luciani and performed in the Frost Concert Jazz Band and the Frost R&B Ensemble. He also studied pharmacology and history while at the University of Miami.

Originally from Los Angeles, he has played at Playboy Jazz Festival, North Sea Jazz Festival, Dizzy’s Club Coca Cola, Lincoln Center, Disney Concert Hall, and various venues around Boston, New York, Los Angeles, Miami and the Netherlands.

In 2011, Stephen Szabadi performed with the Frost School’s Henry Mancini Institute Orchestra in a JazzRoot concert in tribute to George Gershwin presented by Larry Rosen at the Adrienne Arsht Center in Miami, sharing the stage with music pros Dave Grusin, Michael Feinstein, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Mark O’Connor, and others. In 2012 he performed in a Henry Mancini Institute Orchestra concert with multi-Grammy award winning vocal group Take 6, in 2012, featuring arrangements by Gordon Goodwin. Szabadi has also concertized and recorded with other top jazz groups while at Frost.