Obituary: orchestral trombonist and educator Carl V. Mazzio, 53

Posted on: January 25, 2017

An obituary in Sunday’s (1/22) Buffalo News reports the death of orchestral trombonist and educator Carl V. Mazzio on January 17 at the age of 53. A resident of Snyder, New York, he had served as principal trombone in the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra from 1995 to 2001, when he retired due to a medical condition. At the BPO he was “featured soloist on numerous occasions,” notably in a work by Leopold Mozart, “the first trombone concerto programmed in the orchestra’s history.” Mazzio had performed with several orchestras prior to his Buffalo tenure; from 1990 to 1994 he was principal trombone in the New Haven (Conn.) Symphony Orchestra. During his later years Mazzio was “an active honor band clinician throughout New York State,” and at the time of his death was “in his sixteenth year at the State University of New York at Fredonia where he was on staff as trombone instructor, Wind Symphony conductor, All College Band conductor and Fredonia Trombone Choir musical director.” A native of Portland, Ore., Mazzio received a bachelor’s degree from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music and a master’s from the Juilliard School. Survivors include “his son Clark Mazzio and longtime partner Julie Robinson.”

Posted January 25, 2017