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Michael Tobian is the band leader of several well known groups in Utah including the Utah Swing Orchestra, Roadside Ramblers and the Michael Tobian Jazz Quartet. He also owns Utah Live Bands, a booking agency representing many different event bands in the area. Ever since his high school days, Michael Tobian has been playing and teaching music professionally. Mike graduated in jazz studies as a music major at Brigham Young University. There, he played lead tenor saxophone with Synthesis, BYU’s premier big band. With Synthesis, he toured Europe and performed at some of the worlds largest jazz festivals including the San Sabastian Jazz Festival. While a student, he received many national awards and honors including hansom scholarships awarded by National Jazz Festivals from solo competitions. As a local professional, Michael is one of the first call musicians for live performances, recording sessions and commissioned jazz writing and arranging. He has performed along side many of the biggest names in the music industry**. He owns the company Utah Live Bands, one of the premier and most trusted live music booking agencies in the western United States. In this capacity, he performs with and books some of the best and most popular event bands in Utah and the surrounding states for corporate events, upscale weddings, recording sessions and concerts. In addition to live music, his saxophone playing can be found recorded on TV commercials, music albums, commercial productions and oth