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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The repertoire of the Jazzologia Cyprus Big Band consists of compositions and orchestrations by the pioneers of Big Band Music but also presents contemporary works written for orchestras of this type.
The award-winning Michael Brawley Big Band showcased their music at a family fun day at the last remaining Corporation bus garage in Glasgow.
Holme Valley Big Band, part of Kirklees Musica, is made up of youngsters from Holmfirth and surrounding areas aged from 12 to 15.
Get ready to smile and hum along as the NSO Big Band pays tribute to Frank Sinatra this October.
The Big Band are looking for people who work or live in Merseyside, who are over 18 years of age and have some ability to read music.
Dance to the authentic arrangements of Frank Sinatra and the big band dance hits through the decades!
As long as they are committed to weekly rehearsals and enjoy playing in a big band, we will welcome them."
Line-ups (doors open 6.30pm): Tomorrow: Joe Kemp, Easy Street, Josie Lloyd, Martin Fletcher and Chris James Band; Monday: Marie Marx, Old School, John Weighell, Peg Powler, Joe Kemp; Tuesday: Les Glover, The Dam Jammers, Plumhall, Steve Dagleish, The Caffreys; Wednesday: Guisborough Big Band.
Presented by Jools Holland (pictured), historian Lucy Worsley and Strictly Come Dancing's Len Goodman, the programme examines the evolution of the big band sound.
The trombone section includes Ronnie Marqueses, a veteran of Lito Molina's Jazz Friends; and big band leader and music professor Romy San Jose.
I'm 79 years young and had firsthand experience of the big band era and the transition to other forms of music during the 1950s and to this day.
Their repertoire covers music from all eras with a big band twist and includes traditional big band hits set to modern arrangements, including some with vocals.