Roger Verdi holds a BA from Drew University and MMA from the Manhattan School of Music. His principal teachers included Edward Erwin, Hal Janks and Albert Lube. He is an active free-lance musician in the New York /New Jersey area. Ensembles he has performed with include: the New Philharmonic of New Jersey, the Riverside Symphony, the Hawthorne Symphony, the Bridgeport Symphony, the Princeton Symphony, the Princeton Pro Musica, the New Jersey Symphony, the New Jersey Pops, the Newark Cathedral Orchestra, the Delaware Symphony, the Garden State Band, and many others. In November of 2006, he performed the Concertino for Trombone and Orchestra with the New Sussex Symphony in Newton New Jersey. He is a founding member of the Modern Brass Quintet, and has performed with that ensemble at the 92nd Street Y, the Kosciuszko Foundation, the Storm King Arts Center, the Lincoln Center Library, as well as many other venues. He has recorded widely for the Newport Classics and Koch International labels. A veteran touring musician, he has traveled the United States many times performing opera and musical theater. His activities include many different styles of music; he has toured the world with the Glenn Miller Orchestra, and recorded CDs for the Chico Mendoza and David Cedeno Orchestras. Roger performs on a Selmer-Bach model 42B trombone, with a Dennis Wick model 5AL mouthpiece. He lives in Belleville New Jersey.