Tony Piazza

Tony is an attorney with Barclay Damon and specializes in litigation and insurance law. He graduated from Binghamton University and Villanova University School of Law. Music has always been a big part of his life—Tony began studying piano at the Hochstein School of Music when he was 5 years old, and trombone since middle school. In high school he studied with George Osborne (Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra) and was a member of the Bishop Kearney bands which annually performed in Europe (directed by Ray Shahin). During college he performed, and served as the student director of the Harpur Jazz Ensemble.  Tony has played in various big bands over the years, and joined the Syndicate Jazz Band in 2013.

 

Michael Thomas

Michael has enjoyed playing trombone since fourth grade, and piano since third grade, and has benefitted from several excellent teachers and private instructors.  He is a junior at Webster Schroeder High School, and is in the school’s Wind Ensemble and Jazz Ensemble.  Michael is also in the Hochstein Youth Symphony Orchestra, Shahin Swings big band, and the Syndicate Jazz Band which he joined earlier this year.  Outside of music, Michael is on the Varsity Golf team, in various clubs at school, and recently achieved Eagle Scout rank in BSA Troop 110 of Webster.  He currently plans to go to college for an engineering degree.

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