Swings The Thing Big Band

Swing's The Thing

Meet The Trombone Section

Kevin Kevin Baker (Trombone)

Swings The Thing lead trombonist Kevin Baker performs in a number of different musical genres including jazz, swing, and classical. For 10 years, he led the trombone section of the Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra under the direction of Bill Tole. Kevin has also played with the New York based Dick Lowenthal Orchestra, the Ice Capades Orchestra, the Ted Weems Orchestra, the Bruno Masdea Big Band, The Len Foster Society Orchestra, The Elson LeFever Quintet, and The Anne Young Combo. He also currently plays with the Rick Brunetto Big Band.

As a classical trombonist, he performs with, and co-founded the Baronscourt Brass Quintet, and has performed with the Central Ohio Symphony Orchestra. He also played with the Central Ohio Brass Band, winning the North American Brass Band solo competition during his tenure.

Other groups and artists include, vocalists Kay Starr, Ben Vereen, trumpeter Marvin Stamm, the Inkspots, and classical pianist Michael Chertock.

Brent Brent Watson (Trombone)

Brent Watson, the twin brother of Mark Watson (you can decide which one is the evil twin...). Brent plays 2nd trombone.
Mark still maintains that he is the better looking of the two....

Mark Mark Watson (Trombone, Emcee, Male Vocals)

Mark is the Voice of the band. If you contact us to schedule a gig there is a 98% chance you will be speaking with Mark. Mark introduces all of our songs during a gig, while keeping up with his playing duties on 3rd trombone...

Bass Bone Brad Goldman (Bass Trombone, Tuba)

Brad is the newest member of Swing's the Thing Big Band.

Brad has been in Columbus since the summer of 2005. He moved here from Cincinnati to marry his soul mate Kathy. A couple of years later he was blessed with beautiful twin girls Jessica & Rachel. When not playing music he can be found watching the Cincinnati Reds, rooting for the Cincinnati Bengals, and Bowling.

When not playing music, his first love, he provides computer support for Limited Brands. He holds a BA in Music from Northern Kentucky University on the Tuba. Brad currently plays Tuba with the New Albany Symphony as well as playing bass trombone with the Worthington Civic concert band. In the past Brad has played Tuba for Clermont Philharmonic, Hamilton Fairfield Symphony orchestra, Northern Kentucky Symphony and the Pavilion Music company big band in Cincinnati. He also has conducted and has played in several pit orchestras for community theater groups in Cincinnati, including his most favorite pit orchestras playing for the Showboat Majestic.

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