Formed in 1987 by bassist Mike King and trumpeter Clark Krueger, the
Extreme Decibel Big Band is one of the southwest’s longest running big
bands. EDBB is a 17 piece band, and features many of the Valley of the
Sun’s top musicians. The band’s repertoire consists of contemporary big
band arrangements, as well as original compositions and arrangements
penned by their resident composers, Auggie Mendoza, Mike Shellans,
Mike King, Bill Malley, and Jon Montgomery.
Widely regarded as one of the top big bands in the Southwest, the
Extreme Decibel Big Band boasts a repertoire of well over 300
arrangements. Previous engagements include the Saguaro Jazz Festival,
the Herberger Theater, Phoenix Symphony Hall, the Kerr Cultural Center
in addition to dates at numerous clubs around the Valley and in Flagstaff.
The EDBB continues its long tradition of high energy contemporary big
band music with concert & club dates already scheduled through 2013
and into 2014!
As of June, 2013 the Band is under new management! Bass trombonist
Richard Lillard has taken on the enormous task of continuing the EDBB in
the grand tradition of the EDBB....
Meet the Band: