Hickory – The Olde Hickory Taproom in on Union Square downtown will celebrate Fat Tuesday on February 13 with world renown dixieland jazz trumpeter Gary Hastings. Gary Hastings is a trumpet artist and vocalist based in Greensboro, North Carolina. He is widely recognized in the early jazz and swing music around the USA.

He was a featured soloist and played lead trumpet in the Piedmont Airlines-USAirways Jazz Orchestra for eleven years. He also led the USAirways Dixieland Band for many years. He has toured extensively with many groups around the world and has toured as lead trumpet with the Guy Lombardo Orchestra for over twenty years.

He also currently performs with the Swing On Orchestra, the Gary Hastings Jazz Quartet, the Gate City Jazz Band and leads the Southern Fried Jazz Band in Charlotte. He also leads the New South Brass, a brass quintet currently featured on iTunes. Gary will be joined by Byron Bean on trombone, Rick Cline on Drums and Neil Davenport on Keys.

The performance will be 7-10pm and filled full of Dixieland Swing. Open to the public and family friendly.

Gary Hastings at Tap Room Feb 13