Listen to Bill featured on flugelhorn & trumpet with 2nd Avenue Swing Riot
Bill Hicks is a veteran, professional trumpet player who has entertained crowds from coast to coast. Currently, Bill is a freelance trumpet, flügelhorn, and piccolo trumpet player, living and working in central Pennsylvania. He teaches private trumpet lessons in his studio and also via Skype. Bill specializes in the Claude Gordon method. He also provides elegant, ceremonial trumpet music for weddings and herald trumpet fanfares for all special events.
Over the years, Bill’s trumpet has backed up such groups as the Temptations, Four Tops, Tony Bennet and Frank Sinatra. For 17 years, while living in the Los Angeles area, Bill studied trumpet with Claude Gordon, the King of Brass and former top trumpeter with the CBS Orchestra.
From 1990-2010, Bill owned and led Big Band Nostalgia Productions, which included Big Band Nostalgia, 2nd Avenue Swing Riot, and Combo Nostalgia & Bill Hicks Brass. Bill also performed regularly at the American Music Theater in Lancaster, PA.