The Bill Denbrock Big Band

Authentic full band arrangements of music of the swing / big band era

The Bill Denbrock Big Band has been performing for big band music lovers for over 25 years. They perform annually for the Port Austin Art Fair and have had performance dates all around the thumb area as well as dates in farther away sites such as Mackinac Island, Bay City, Saginaw, port Sanilac, Sandusky, and Lapeer.

The musicians are all volunteer performers and are from all walks of life, teachers, students, professionals, etc.

The group will consist of 10-14 members playing brass, wind and percussion instruments. See for bios of the band members.

  • Nancy Denbrock - piano

  • Sherry Krann - string bass

  • Kent Gabrielson - drums and vocals

  • Bill Denbrock - alto sax

  • Cheri Diebel - alto sax

  • Sara Dedona - alto sax

  • Claude Mestack - tenor sax

  • Bob Gulash - tenor sax

  • Deb Sturm - baritone sax

  • Ray Karman - trumpet

  • Tom Laity - trumpet

  • Bruce Vand Dyke - trumpet

  • Thomas Agee - trumpet

  • Ron Louks - trombone

  • Terry Lutz - trombone

  • Mimi Herrington - trombone