Marcello Carelli, 22 years old, is one of the most versatile musicians on the music scene today. Originally from Bedford Hills, New York, Carelli is a currently getting his master's degree in Jazz Studies at the University of Southern California's Thornton School of Music. He received his undergraduate degree in Studio Music and Jazz at the University of Miami's Frost School of Music. Marcello is a former Stamps Distinguished Ensemble Scholar, having been chosen out of many applicants to play in a high profile jazz quintet for four years. Along with this group, Carelli has also played in the award-winning Frost Concert Jazz Band and the Brian Lynch Artist Ensemble. He has also gained a variety of skills in performance, arranging, and composition over these four years. Marcello has already played with many esteemed artists including Russell Ferrante, Brian Lynch, Dave Liebman, Ira Sullivan, John Daversa, Andy Fusco, Walt Weiskopf, and Troy Roberts.
Marcello has performed at the Umbria and Pescara Jazz Festivals in Italy as well as the Crescent City Jazz Festival in New Orleans. He has also performed in Amsterdam, Surinam, California, and Colorado. Marcello has been exposed to music since he was very young, thanks to his parents who are both performing artists. Marcello won first place at the Keep an Eye Jazz International Competition with the Nicole McCabe Quintet back in March of 2022