Carlo Isabelli

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  • Brass
  • Live Performances
  • Trumpet

Meet Carlo Isabelli


Joliet native Carlo Isabelli started playing the cornet in 4th grade. Shortly thereafter he heard the great ‘Doc’ Severinsen wherein he came to the conclusion that he wanted be a professional trumpet player.

After graduating from Joliet Central High school and attending Joliet Junior college, Carlo found himself performing with several bands in the Joliet and Chicago land area. After several years of playing with various groups, Carlo became the lead Trumpet player for the nationally renowned 60’s group, The Buckinghams. Carlo has played on several recordings with The Buckinghams, and has also appeared on PBS specials with such artist as, The Buckingams, The Grass Roots, and Michael McDonald and The Doobie Brothers to name a few. Performing with The Buckinghams has led him to play for the two Presidential Inaugurations in Washington D.C.

Currently, Carlo continues to record and tour with The Buckinhams, and also plays with his own popular Chicago Wedding Band “The Carlo Isabelli Orchestra”. Carlo has a full slate of private students he teaches weekly. He teaches his students that, core sound, centered tone, and full range are all aspects of playing the trumpet. Carlo continues to maintain each of those aspects each day he plays.