For most up-to-date appearances by the Nick DeCarlis Trio and Quartet, ask to be included in our email list, which is sent 2 to 3 times monthly ( [email protected] ).
Regular Gig: Nick DeCarlis Trio, Francesca's Trattoria, Gainesville, FL. Wednesdays, 6:30-9:30. Special Guest, one evening each month. Past guests include Bill Prince, Terry Myers, Allan Vache, Jeff Rupert, Pat Gullotta, Rebecca Zapen, Jeff Stockham, John Orsini, Jim Snyder and others!
Nick DeCarlis grew up hearing the gorgeous tone and lyrical improvisations of cornetist Bobby Hackett. Other musical influences would eventually include Warren Vache, Jr., Ruby Braff, Scott Hamilton, and Chet Baker.
After quitting the junior high band at age 13, Nick didn’t touch the cornet until his college years, first re-learning to play the instrument, then teaching himself to play improvised jazz