Jamey Bostek has been performing and teaching professionally for over 25 years. Active in all forms of music, Bostek performs at venues throughout the United States, Canada, and Europe. He is a founding member of Lava/Atlantic recording artists The Atomic Fireballs and has been in numerous television appearances. Their music can be heard on the soundtracks of American Pie and Scooby-Doo. Bostek is tenured as second trumpet with the Michigan Philharmonic Orchestra and performs lead and solo duties with the Henry Ford College Big Band. He also performs with the Luddites, Detroit Soul Revue, Blue Water Kings, and The Nighthawk Jazz Orchestra.
Bostek studied music at Aquinas College, San Jose University, and Wayne State University. His mentors include Ed Nuccilli, David Jennings, Marcus Belgrave, Leonard Allman, Dan Kovatz, James Olcott, James Dooley, Kevin Good, and William Lucas.
Bostek is a member and alumnus of the Santa Clara Vanguard Drum and Bugle Corps. He is greatly sought after in southeastern Michigan for his expertise in clinics, sectionals, master classes, and guest performances. He is currently Brass Caption Head for the Ferndale High School Marching Band, which has won nine state championships. Bostek works with students of all levels and musical styles. He keeps the student’s goals in mind when developing an individualized approach to teaching that will ensure the development of good habits and strong fundamentals. All of his students are encouraged to participate in the solo and ensemble festival. Bostek has found lifelong enrichment through teaching and mentoring in music.