big band

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  • Info A big band is a type of musical ensemble that originated in the United States and is associated with jazz and the Swing Era typically consisting of percussion, brass, and woodwind instruments totalling approximately 12 to 25 musicians. more...
  • This was followed by a big band tour in late the same year.
  • The three of us had played together some with the big band.
  • She went on to a career in big-band singing and public speaking.
  • This type of music is known as big band dance music.
  • While in high school, he was a featured player in popular local big bands.
  • This event, more than any other, marked the end of the big band era.
  • By the early 1950s the big band era had come to an end.
  • He has since written many other arrangements for big band as well as small groups.
  • They originally broadcast Big band and new music of the times.
  • Many professional big bands also sight-read every live performance.
  • Anthony was considered one of the most modern of the big band leaders.
  • But because of financial and other problems it was hard for him to hold such a big band together.
  • It was he who brought out the first big bands.
  • Back on the road again four months later, he continued to lead his big band for two more years.
  • The band was a commercial failure -- as were many big bands of the day.
  • It also had the big bands play at the time.
  • Western swing musicians also formed very popular big bands during the same period.
  • Pop in the morning, country and big band in the afternoon, pop-rock after school.
  • In a big band setting, there is usually more than one player for a type of instrument.
  • The station played few big bands at this point.
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