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big band

or Big Band  (bĭg)
n.
A large dance or jazz band usually featuring improvised solos by lead players.

big band

n
(Jazz) a large jazz or dance band, popular esp in the 1930s to the 1950s

big′ band′


n.
an orchestra specializing in arrangements of swing or jazz, typically for dancing.
[1925–30]
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Noun1.big band - a large dance or jazz band usually featuring improvised solos by lead musiciansbig band - a large dance or jazz band usually featuring improvised solos by lead musicians
dance band, dance orchestra, band - a group of musicians playing popular music for dancing
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I attended college 1953-1959 and during that time had occasion to dance or listen live to the big band music of Woody Herman, Glenn Miller (Ray McKinley directing), Louis Armstrong, Ray Anthony, Tex Beneke, Ralph Flanagan, Eddy Howard, Duke Ellington, and Stan Kenton.
Jewish Family & Children's Services wound up the year with a bang at the Puttin' on the Ritz gala at--natch--the Ritz, where the Sarasota Orchestra played up a storm of swing and big band music.
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