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, flugelhorn and piccolo trumpet player, living and working in Central Pennsylvania. He teaches private trumpet lessons in his studio and also online via Skype, specializing in the Claude Gordon method. Bill also provides elegant, ceremonial trumpet music for weddings and herald trumpet fanfares for special events.

Over the years, Bill's trumpet has backed up groups ranging from the Temptations and Four Tops to Tony Bennett 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 the bands: Big Band Nostalgia, 2nd Avenue Swing Riot, Combo Nostalgia and Bill Hicks Brass. Bill also performed regularly at the American Music Theatre in Lancaster, PA.

Read more about Bill's outstanding career as a professional trumpet player and instructor.


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