BIOGRAPHY

Based in Columbus, Ohio, The Big Badd aims to excite and delight audiences with their own take on classic songs and new favorites. Sporting a full horn section, they play anything from Paul Simon, Van Morrison and Stevie Wonder to the Chainsmokers, Fall Out Boy, and Justin Bieber. The Big Badd is sure to thrill at any event!

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BEN CROWDER

Ben graduated from Teays Valley High School with a strong passion for music and learning. After graduating high school, he attended The Ohio State University. 

Music continues to play a large role in his life throughout his college career. He has been an active member of The OSU Marching Band, Symphonic Band, Jazz Ensemble, Latin Jazz Combo and Art Blakey Combo while at OSU. 

Within the last several years, Ben has stepped into the Columbus music scene, participating as a regular member in two local salsa bands, The Noe Salsa Project and Al Son Del Iya. Ben also regularly subs with Vaughn Weister’s Famous Jazz Orchestra, The Rick Brunetto Big Band, and several other big bands in the Columbus Area. Music will always play an important role in his life, and Ben is constantly striving for new challenges and looking for new opportunities to make music.

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“Listen Up!”

Favorite Artists Right Now: Snarky Puppy, Chicago, Frank Lacy
Favorite Artists of All Time: Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers, Mahavishnu Orchestra
Artist to Check Out: Flying Lotus, Thundercat
Favorite Cover by The Big Badd: Cry Me a River

—  TROMBONE