Michael Squillace has been playing saxophone since he was 12 years old, receiving inspirational mentor-ship from Dr. Paul Caruso, a Rutgers Mason Gross graduate. He quickly picked up classical clarinet leading him to win multiple state and region orchestra 1st chair seats in New Jersey. With a background in both blues and classical music, he prides himself on precision without a loss of emotion, complemented by a dark full tone complete with impeccable articulation.
Squillace currently plays frequently with Jake Tavill & Indigo Soul, Nick Ryan and The Mess, Taylor Tote, and the Foes of FERN, as well as doing session and arrangement work for numerous artists and bands from a myriad of genres. Through his endeavors, Squillace has had the honor of playing at prestigious venues all over the world, including Carnegie Hall, NJPAC, The Count Basie Theatre, B.B. Kings Blues Club, The Stone Pony, The Starland Ballroom, opening for Rock and Roll Hall of Famers The O'Jays, and more. He has also been featured on both film and TV scores internationally. His most fulfilling performance, however, is always at the annual benefit concert, Jammin for Jaclyn, that he runs to support cancer fighters; originally founded for his sister.