Band Profile

The Band



Big Mike

Ken Rydeen
Trombone and Music Arranger

Ken is a founding member of Big Mike & the HartBeats.  He plays trombone and arranges the music for the band.  Ken earned a degree from San Jose State University in Music Performance on Trombone.  He currently teaches Jr. High School Band & Orchestra.  Ken plays trombone with several local bands, including Touch of Brass and the 8 o’clock jazz band at West Valley College.  His other claim to fame is being the proud papa of a future horn player, Nathaniel Alexander Rydeen!!!  Ken’s major musical influences are Chicago, Tower of Power, Brian Setzer and many classical composers that cannot be listed because of space constraints!