Photo: Joe MacKenzie

No, That’s Not a Trumpet
It’s actually called a cornet. A cornet is very similar to trumpet, except that this instrument has a richer, more mellow tone.  Cornets are most comfortable in the middle and lower registers, and are not as shrill or piercing as a trumpet can be. It was the solo brass instrument of choice from the 1860’s through the early jazz era.  Mostly ignored for much of the swing era, cornets have enjoyed a considerable resurgence in jazz over the last 25 years.

Nick DeCarlis has been exclusively playing jazz cornet since 1982, in a wide variety of settings, such as private parties, receptions, banquets, night clubs, and jazz society concert productions.

Playing the greatest “standards” from the “Great American Songbook,” audiences are treated to music by the finest composers, including Hoagy Carmichael, George Gershwin, Jerome Kern, Johnny Mercer, Cole Porter, Rodgers & Hart and many others.