Rex Amend grew up in Riverton, Wyoming. He got the musician itch from his father at a young age. In 6th grade he learned to play the saxophone and continued playing in his father’s family band. Developing a true appreciation for music Rex Amend decided to pursue an education in it. After attending the University of Wyoming for music education and now attending the University of Southern California for his master’s degree in Jazz Studies he is graciously coming on tour with us for the 1940s Battle of the Big Bands.