Michael Masci enjoys a career spanning for more than thirty years in the entertainment industry. Beginning at the tender age of 16, playing piano in the Masci Family band. The family moved to south Florida in 1985 and took it by storm, playing at the prestigious Palm Aire Resort for the likes of Mary Tyler Moore, Muhammad Ali and Frank Sinatra, who always personally requested Michael Masci to perform for him. Michael was 29 years old and enjoyed having the great Frank Sinatra give him standing ovations and personally telling him, "Keep this music alive, Michael."
In 1995, Michael and his parents' band "The Masci Family" decided to perform in Branson, Missouri at their own venue, The Jubilee Theater. There, in the family friendly atmosphere chocked full of talent, Michael enjoyed putting together shows with Jay Schneider (former music director for John Davidson) and performing two shows each day for a year. Michael was able to befriend and learn from many of the biggest entertainers in the industry, like Dolly Parton, Wayne Newton, Tony Orlando, Mickey Gilley, Andy Williams and the Osmond Family and many more.
In the late 1990s, Michael began performing with his 18-piece big band for Disney's Yacht Club, other notable venues and private shows. In 2007, Michael Masci began his international debut, traveling in Europe, South America and bringing his unique sound abroad.
In 2002, Michael met the love of his life, writer and actress Blanca Degarr, known for her starring roles on television and features (Star Search,Rags to Riches, On Fire, Dallas). The couple began a new journey with their music and writing together, using their creative forces, to include their eight children in recording and producing music.
In 2017, Michael had the pleasure of meeting the legendary Michael Feinstein and Terrence Flannery in Palm Beach at the Colony Hotel. Feinstein said to Masci, "You'd be perfect for The Carlyle, in New York!" Through some careful networking, Michael was offered a run at the iconic Carlyle Hotel to perform with his trio at Bemelman's Bar and a few performances at Cafe Carlyle.
The Michael Masci Trio is rapidly becoming one of the most popular and talked about acts on the New York scene. This trio has an excellent reputation for playing a wide variety of genres of music. Michael is always a professional, yet his audiences attest that “his charisma and boyish charm are palpable,” and rave, “his warmth and love for what he does makes everyone feel pulled into the music.” There’s no doubt about it, when Michael Masci Trio performs, everyone in the room is having a good time!
Their musical influences include everything from the Great American Songbook, including Berlin, Gershwin, Porter, etc. to classiest versions of today’s Pop Tunes, like Prince, Bruno Mars and Maroon 5, just to name a few. Michael Masci was featured in articles of Broadway WORLD by journalist Stephen Sorokoff, after a performance with the legendary Michael Feinstein at Bemelman’s Bar. VIPs from Los Angeles, Palm Beach, Europe and Singapore fly in, just to see him perform. Michael Masci has enjoyed the pleasure of playing for children to legendary artists and is included among “the world’s greatest pianists and entertainers” with his professional peers, Mike Renzi, Billy Stritch, Ron Abel and Matt Baker, as written.
The Michael Masci Trio enjoys performing with a variety of artists including celebrities and private parties and occasionally performs at the iconic Carlyle Hotel on the upper east side of Manhattan.
Michael and his wife Blanca own and operate Michael Masci Entertainment, Inc, a reputable south Florida-based agency. They live in Palm Beach with their children.