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a large dance or jazz band usually featuring improvised solos by lead musicians

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Nette also writes for small ensembles and one of her main musical projects is her own, Little Big-Band.
The day-long celebration of big-band jazz will see musicians from 17 big bands from across the country competing for the festival trophy.
Dolby Pro Logic decoding was quite good, but the "enhanced" mode of my Yamaha processor worked a tad better to deliver a big-band club sound to the mix.
Pioneering African American dance bands led by James Reese Europe and Fletcher Henderson in New York City; Erskine Tate, Ferdinand "Jelly Roll" Morton and Joe "King" Oliver in Chicago; Bennie Moten in Kansas City; and Kid Ory in Los Angeles first injected big-band jazz into the cultural mainstream.
So, I kept asking people if they knew someone who did big-band arrangements, and I found Harvey Cohen, who lives near me.
Today, of course, he leads the Don Lusher Big Band which enjoys an enviable reputation among big-band followers.
Presented by High Desert Medical Group, the show will feature big-band music made popular during the 1930s and 1940s by bands led by Count Basie, Glenn Miller, Benny Goodman and Duke Ellington.
PALMDALE - Food from local eateries, freshly picked fruit and music ranging from big-band jazz to classic rock, as well as activities for children, are part of the fifth season of Thursday Night on the Square.
His newly released follow-up is ``Swing,'' a noir-ish, 1940s story set among the world of big-band musicians at the Golden Gate International Exposition.
While the sloppy Joe sweaters with short cotton socks and loafers or full skirts and colorful high-heels looks of the '40s may never come back fully in style (or come and go as fashions do), the big-band swing music of Glenn Miller, Benny Goodman and Duke Ellington continues to be rediscovered generation after generation.
Since the restaurant - equal parts coffee shop, steak house and big-band venue - opened in 1945 on the corner of Victory Boulevard and Vineland Avenue, the San Fernando Valley's seen legions of restaurants come and go, but Leon's occupied an odd niche.
With a guest vocalist and a 45-piece band, the program will highlight big-band favorites of the 1930s and `40s, Broadway show tunes and pop classics of the 1960s and `70s.
The New Orleans native says that he prefers his swinging Dixie style, which combines the big-band swing of Benny Goodman with a Dixieland flavor.
Certainly no big-band galas like Junior is throwing because, well because, it's the right thing to do.
Typical segment: Each week's Big Band Countdown presents the 10 most popular records on that date in a big-band year.