Sean Imboden, a native of Indianapolis, grew up in a musical family and began piano lessons at an early age. Following in the footsteps of his father, Sean started clarinet in grade school and added saxophone in high school. He earned a Bachelor of Music degree from Indiana University and a Master of Music degree from the Aaron Copland School of Music at Queens College. Immediately following school, Sean went on the road and toured internationally for several years with various Broadway productions including Hairspray, A Chorus Line, and Young Frankenstein. He has performed on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon and with the Radio City Music Hall Orchestra, the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, Aretha Franklin, The Temptations, Barry Manilow, Johnny Mathis, Idina Menzel, and Slide Hampton. As a featured soloist for Blast II, Sean toured Japan twice. Now leading his own ensembles, Sean engages audiences with fresh improvisation and compositions. The Sean Imboden Large Ensemble is a 17-piece group consisting of many of the finest local musicians of the Indianapolis area. The focus of this group is to contribute to the consistent growth of the modern big band. New works of local composers are featured, which explore new sounds, textures, and possibilities within the structure of the standard instrumentation. Creative arrangements of favorite standards are also interwoven into the band's repertoire, giving the music a foothold in tradition, while striving for a unique sound. Along with a diverse schedule of performance and recording, Sean loves being involved with his students at Butler University, as well as many middle and high schools in the Indianapolis area.