Mike Carbone - saxophone

Mike Carbone


Saxophonist and educator, Mike is a native of Utica, New York.  He moved to the Binghamton area in 1981 and is an instrumental music teacher in the Johnson City School district where he is Coordinator of Music, Director of Concert Band and Jazz Ensemble 1 at the High School.  He joined the Binghamton University music faculty in 1997 and serves as the Director of the Jazz Studies Program. His duties at Binghamton University include teaching Jazz Improvisation, Jazz History, and directing the Harpur Jazz Ensemble.  He holds a B.M.E. from the Crane School of Music and a M.M. from Binghamton University, having studied saxophone with Dr. James Stoltie, J.R. Montrose, Al Gallodoro, and April Lucas. 

Mike is also a member of Al Hamme’s Music Unlimited & Swing Street jazz groups, the Danny D'Imperio Big Band Bloviation, the contemporary jazz group Cosa Nova, and Miles Ahead. He has also served as guest conductor for Broome, Seneca, and Tompkins County Music Educators Festivals, and as Saxophone/Jazz Improvisation Instructor for New York State School of Music for the Arts at Binghamton University. Mike was also the last Secretary Officer for the New York State Chapter of the International Association for Jazz Education (IAJE.) 

During his career playing the saxophone, Carbone has had the opportunity to perform with many well-known artists including Al Marino, Natalie Cole, Tommy Tune, Mel Torme, The Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra, Engelbert Humperdinck, Slam Stewart, Nick Brignola, Steve Gilmore, Tom Whaley, Duffy Jackson, Jeff Jarvis, Jacque Washington, Bill Carter’s Presbybop Quartet, The Temptations, and the local music group Splash.

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