Formed by a group of friends at Nashville's Belmont University in 1999, this exceptional group of musicians is comprised of three trumpet players, three saxophone players, two trombone players and a rhythm section. In the five years since their inception, the group has traveled around the globe, performing at churches, conferences, festivals even at the Olympics taking their electrifying horn-driven sound to the masses. The big band sound of the 30's and 40's had long intrigued Denver, who had played the trumpet for 16 years, so he assembled a group of musicians friends to reinvent the style for the modern age. I grew up listening to hip-hop, rock and pop, to all those genres, says Denver, who is also the group's lead vocalist and music arranger. So I wanted to take the best of today and the best of yesterday and mix em up.
In an age when new bands come and go with the wind, bandleader Denver Bierman says, the only way you can explain that a Christian big band is still going strong after five years is that God must be up to something. So our job is just to keep moving forward and make sure He gets all the glory.