Trombonist

Vocalist

G E R A R D  C A R E L L I

"Gerard is a great musician and has extraordinary skill as an entertainer, a rare specimen in the business. He is also pleasant to work with.

Bob Masteller Owner, The Jazz Corner

Gerard Carelli is a spectacular talent.”  

Cy Coleman

Gerard Carelli is the first combination trombonist-singer I’ve seen since

Billy Eckstine and he’s a talent on both ends.”  

Cadence Magazine

Singing with the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra

Guest Artist - Small Band - 10 piece - 18 piece - Clinician

BIO

BIO

Born and raised in Northern New Jersey, Gerard graduated from North Texas State University (1:00 Lab Band) before moving to San Francisco and ultimately going on tour with Ray Charles and his Orchestra. Gerard moved to NYC in 1980 where he subbed on Broadway and played with the big bands of Toshiko Akiyoshi-Lew Tabackin, Mel Lewis and Charlie Persip.

TRIO TO BIG BAND

TRIO TO BIG BAND

Gerard has clearly written arrangements for duo to full big band. An experienced band leader, Gerard is comfortable rehearsing and performing with local musicians or with his band from NY. No attitude and easy to work with, musicians love working with Gerard!

Conductor

Conductor

Described as “classy and classic”, Gerard has performed his act some of NY's finest supper clubs including the Rainbow Room, the Waldorf=Astoria, Lincoln Center, Michaels Pub, Eighty-Eights & Firebird Cafe. He has two solo albums, "Beautiful Dancer" and "Lucky to Be Me" which can be found on CD Baby.

THEMES

THEMES

Gerard's sets are tailored to his audience from bebop to show tunes. Themes include the music of The 40s on Broadway, Tommy Dorsey, Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Bobby Darin.

CROONER

CROONER

Comfortable on ballads or hard swinging standards, Gerard recently performed with the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra and has a book of classic Sinatra arrangements.

GUESTS

GUESTS

Gerard can bring burning jazz soloists such as Andy Fusco (Buddy Rich), his NY rhythm section or the full band. His 10-piece book swings and is great for dancing.

CONTACT

914-242-0540

info@CarelliCollective.com

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