Professor Morreale has been a performing free-lance musician for over 30 years in NYC metropolitan area. He has just released a CD; Michael Morreale - Love And Influence, featuring all original material. Professor Morreale has recorded and toured the world as a member of the Joe Jackson Band as well as recording with the Jazz Quintet "Straight Up" based in Santa Fe, NM. He also led the SI Chamber Music Players Jazz Quartet for 25 years from 1983 to the group’s dissolution. Professor Morreale began teaching at CSI as an Adjunct in 1995 and in 2003 he was awarded the CSI Dolphin Award for outstanding teaching by an Adjunct Professor. Professor Morreale was appointed as full time lecturer at CSI in 2009; teaching Jazz Ensembles and related jazz courses in history and theory as well as private instruction in trumpet. He has created a Concentration in Jazz Studies and Performance and is currently the Music Program Coordinator.


MM in Composition from Brooklyn College

BA in Music from City College of New York

Scholarship / Publications

Discography: As leader:
Michael Morreale, Love And Influence (PepJack Records, 2016)
Michael Morreale [Vol 2]: Milessong, The Music of Miles Davis (expected April 2017 release)
Discography (as sideman) includes:
Straight Up – No Need For Words (Straight Up Productions, 2002)
Straight Up – Live Jazz in the Desert (1997)
Joe Jackson – Blaze of Glory (A&M Records, 1989)
Joe Jackson – Body and Soul (A&M Records, 1984)

Last Updated: 12.16.2016