Equally comfortable in classical, jazz and commercial styles, Jarred Antonacci has performed and recorded extensively in the Philadelphia/New York region. Currently, he is on faculty at Temple University, The University of The Arts, Rutgers University Camden, Camden County College and the Community College of Philadelphia. His orchestral and chamber experience includes performances with the Philadelphia Chamber Orchestra, Reading Symphony, Curtis Opera Orchestra, AVA Opera Orchestra, Reading Choral Society, Wilmington Ballet Company, Lancaster Symphony, Monocacy Chamber Orchestra and the Haverford Symphony.
An active recording artist and commercial musician as well, Jarred regularly performs in both local theaters and off-Broadway touring shows in the greater Philadelphia/Delaware region. He has performed with a wide array of notable artists including appearances with Percy Sledge, Aretha Franklin, Wayne Newton and The Temptations. Jarred’s additional recording credits include a multitude of singer/songwriter projects, an album for R&B artist R. Kelly and the 2009 Naxos release of Paul Salerni’s award-winning one-act opera, Tony Caruso’s Final Broadcast, for which Antonacci was principal trombone. Active on the jazz scene as well, Jarred performs regularly and has recorded as a sideman with Norman David and The Eleventet; a Philadelphia–based ensemble featuring the city’s top jazz musicians and legendary artists including Dick Oatts, George Garzone and Tim Hagans. In addition to commercial work he continues to be an active member in a multitude of other Philadelphia jazz and world music ensembles, including the Jazz Orchestra of Philadelphia, Earl Phillips Big Band, John Vanore & The Abstract Truth, Philly Big Band and Alô Brasil.
An advocate for new music and soloist, Antonacci began commissioning new works for trombone in 2008: Concert Piece for trombone and piano (Lars Halle), Bomb Bomb for trombone and piano (David Thomas), Sliding Phases for unaccompanied trombone and Recitation/Exploration for trombone and piano (Norman David). Winning the Boyer College of Music concerto competition in 2010, Jarred was a featured soloist with the Temple University Symphony Orchestra, playing the the Nino Rota Trombone Concerto. Most recently, he was featured in recital at Immaculata University as well as a lecture recital at Camden County College. Jarred holds a Master of Music degree in Trombone Performance from Temple University and a Bachelor of Music degree in Jazz Studies from The University of the Arts.
"Power, elegance and soul, seamlessly combined."
– Nitzan Haroz, Principal Trombone - Philadelphia Orchestra
"Jarred is a wonderfully expressive trombone player. I always enjoy hearing
– Blair Bollinger, Bass Trombone - The Philadelphia Orchestra
"Jarred is my go to trombone player for classical, jazz, and pop, as well as,
to mentor my students. He is such a brilliant player and has a personality to
– Michael Billingsley, Assistant Professor of Music - Camden County
Willing to teach
Temple University- Artist In-Residence (Trombone Department)
The University of The Arts- Senior Lecturer (Trombone Department)
Rutgers University Camden- Part-Time Lecturer (Music Theory I, II, III)
Camden County College- Adjunct Associate Professor (Music Appreciation)
Community College of Philadelphia- Adjunct Faculty (Trombone