CARLO ISABELLI - Trumpet
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 in his 31 years 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 and performs.
CHUCK MORGAN - TROMBONE
Chuck Morgan is a Grammy nominated, award-winning music educator. He holds the position of Professor of Music, the Music Coordinator, and Director of Bands and Brass at Joliet Junior College. Born and raised in New Lenox, Illinois, Chuck started playing the trombone at age 8. He received his Associate of Arts degree from Joliet Junior College in 1991 and his Bachelor of Music emphasis in education from Northern Illinois University in 1993. Chuck received his Master of Music Education from VanderCook College of Music in 2003.
As a performer, he has been a member of The Buckinghams since 1997, and has shared the stage with many notable artists including: Felix Cavalieri and the Rascals, Gary Puckett and the Union Gap, The Grass Roots, The Ides of March, Jay and the Americans, Lou Christie, Dennis Tuffano, Martha Reeves and the Vandellas, Mary Wilson of the Supremes, CTA featuring Danny Seraphin and Bill Champlain, Bobby Rydell, The New Invaders, and The Buddy Rich Big Band Machine. With The Buckinghams, he has appeared on Good Morning America, NBC Concerts at Noon, WGN; recorded a special for PBS “60’s Pop Rock Reunion” released on CD/DVD by Time Life; and performed at both the 55th and 56th Presidential Inaugurations in Washington D.C. can also be heard on their recordings “Yesterday, Today,” “Live and Well,” “Standing Room Only,” “Reaching Back,” “Gold,” “The Joy of Christmas,” their CD/DVD “Up Close,” and most recently he appeared on the WTTW special concert series “Cornerstones of Rock,” which aired nationally and has been released on CD/DVD.
As an arranger/composer, Chuck has several Jazz Ensemble charts, Brass Quintet, and Concert Band pieces to his name. He has also collaborated as the horn arranger for The Buckinghams’ recordings “Reaching Back,” “The Joy of Christmas,” “Flashback,” and their latest album “Gold.”
Chuck plays Getzen trombones and is honored to be a Getzen Clinician. Recently, he has been added to the Etymotic “ETY•Heads” team promoting their line of music hearing protection.
DAN MOFFETT - Saxophone
Dan first got the call to play saxophone for the Buckinghams back in 2017. Playing for a band he grew up listening to on the radio is a thrill, and admittedly something he still has to pinch himself about.
As a performer Dan prides himself on his musical versatility; he can often be found bouncing between rock bands, jazz ensembles, funk bands, concert bands, and even symphony orchestras.
An in-demand saxophonist, Dan has shared the stage with Grammy Award winners, Rock & Roll Hall of Famers, AMA recipients, and Billboard Magazine chart toppers. Dan is frequently called on to perform with various jazz, rock, and blues bands in and around Chicago.
When not performing, Dan can be found in the classroom. Dan is currently the director of bands at Komarek School in North Riverside, IL. He also serves as adjunct professor of saxophone at Benedictine University in Lisle. Dan is active as a saxophone clinician and adjudicator throughout the Chicago land area. Dan is sponsored by Conn-Selmer, Inc. as an Artist-Endorser, and he is proud to perform on and endorse Selmer saxophones.