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A member of a jazz band who is not the leader or a featured soloist.
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n, pl -men
(Jazz) a member of a dance band or a jazz group other than the leader
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(ˈsaɪdˌmæn, -mən)

n., pl. -men (-ˌmɛn, -mən)
an instrumentalist in a band or orchestra.
[1935–40, Amer.]
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