A Tribute To Bobby Hackett: celebrating the career of this most gifted cornetist, especially noted for his lyricism and approach to ballads. Originally presented in 2001, this concert featured Nick DeCarlis, cornet; Johnny Varro, piano; Ron Hockett, clarinet; John “Punch” Thomas, cornet; Ed Metz, Jr., drums; and Mark Neuenschwander, bass.  At the time of performance, it was the best-attended concert in GFOB history.

Isn’t it Romantic, from A Tribute to Bobby Hackett

A Tribute To Bobby Hackett: featured Nick with nationally-known musicians including clarinetist Ron Hockett (below), pianist Johnny Varro, and drummer Ed Metz, Jr.