Composer and guitarist Andrew Boscardin has been performing and writing music for over 20 years. He is the bandleader for the 12piece ensemble Zubatto Syndicate, which performs his amalgamation of jazz, rock, pop, hiphop and new music. Zubatto’s two recordings (2011 and 2015) have been featured on NPR’s All Things Considered and Fresh Air, WNYC’s New Sounds, and Nextbop, and they have been downloaded or purchased in 27 countries, by thousands of listeners. Boscardin has appeared on stage with numerous musicians including Tom Varner, Chris Stover, Mack Grout, Jovino SantosNeto, Julian Priester, Karl Latham, John Lee, Ben Thomas, Brad Gibson, Jon Hamar, Chuck Deardorf, Clark Gibson, Rachael Contorer, and the Jim Knapp Orchestra. His chamber music has been performed by members of Bang on a Can AllStars, Seattle Chamber Players, the Microscore Project, and the Gravitas Quartet. He has received a 2008 smART venture award from the City of Seattle, a 2009 CityArts award from the City of Seattle, a CAP Recording Grant from the American Music Center and a 2012 Individual Artist Project from 4Culture for the composition and presentation of music for Zubatto Syndicate.
In addition to his work as a bandleader, Boscardin has contributed music for dance, stage, and film, both as a composer and performer, and has released an album of pop songs titled “Supersonic Parachute,” with singersonger Whitney Lyman. Boscardin has studied with Jonathan Bailey Holland, John Fitz Rogers, Jarrad Powell, Janice Giteck, Dave Peterson, Jim Knapp, Hummie Mann, Glenn Alexander, and John Yannelli. He is a graduate of Sarah Lawrence College, where he studied composition, Cornish College of the Arts, where he majored in jazz guitar performance, and Vermont College of Fine Arts.