big band


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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]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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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Supported by the British Jazz Award winning supported Back To Basie Big Band, Frank and Ella features timeless songs such as I've Got You Under My Skin, Night and Day and Mack the Knife.
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The Jazz House Big Band also took home the Outstanding Pep Section prize, for trio work by two trumpets and trombone.
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A popular musician on the local scene since the 1950s, former music teacher Mike, 73, will play with his Pocket Big Band - legendary saxophonist Ray Dales and trombonist Don Fairley who among his claims to fame played the theme tune for the old Basil Brush TV show.
MUSIC MEN One of the bands that performed in a previous Great North Big Band Jazz Festival
From the raging razzmatazz of Harlem's Cotton Club in the 1920s, the halcyon post-war days of swing and Sinatra's bobby-sox girls to the glamorous glitz of Las Vegas in the swinging 1960s, Simply Big Band will take audiences back to a time when music meant magical songs, larger-than-life performers and legendary venues.