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Nick DeCarlis

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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. His first gigs were in 1982 with the Gainesville, Florida group “Moondancer.”

Nick founded “The High Note Jazz Club” above Gainesville’s historic Florida Theater in 1991, and performed there frequently during that year.

While he has played gigs for 25 years, Nick has had a renewed interest and sense of purpose in playing jazz since 1998, and in that time has performed with nationally-known swing and traditional jazz performers, including Dan Barrett, Dan Block, Ken Calhoun, Jim Cullum, Jr., Bobby Gordon, Ron Hockett, Ed Metz, Jr., Mark Neuenschwander, Jeff Phillips, Bill Prince, Tom Pletcher, John Sheridan, Jim Snyder, Dave Steinmeyer, Frank Tate, Allan Vache and Johnny Varro. Additionally, Nick has traveled to San Antonio, Texas on numerous occasions to play with the famous Jim Cullum Jazz Band, of Public Radio International’s “Riverwalk Jazz” fame.

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