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

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A big band is a type of musical ensemble associated with playing jazz music and which became popular during the Swing Era from the early 1930s until the late 1940s.
There's every shade of swing and jazz, as well as improvisation, on the programme, which includes some of the most famous Big Band pieces ever written - Benny Goodman's Don't Be That Way and Count Basie's April in Paaris.
The AMP Big Band performs monthly at the Balete@Kamias in Quezon City.
I attended college 1953-1959 and during that time had occasion to dance or listen live to the big band music of Woody Herman, Glenn Miller (Ray McKinley directing), Louis Armstrong, Ray Anthony, Tex Beneke, Ralph Flanagan, Eddy Howard, Duke Ellington, and Stan Kenton.
In this unique environment, he argues, big band jazz and dance music provided occasions in which "black West Virginians could socialize in their own company and on their own terms without fear of either intrusion by or criticism from the majority population of the state" (xi).
This mid-December gig is turning into a bit of an annual tradition, and Jonathan is promising some big band versions of festive favourites.
She will be hoping that warmth extends to her November 19 concert when Claire and the Beeb boys present Big Band Divas.
Michigan's Henry Ford Community College Big Band recently returned home after their performance on the main stage at "Jazz a Juan," Europe's oldest jazz festival, in Juan-les-Pins on the French Riviera.
The Great North Big Band Jazz Festival blasts off at 8pm with young musicians from across the UK.
THE best in American big band music will be performed in Wales this weekend.
Abu Dhabi They are united by a common love of Big Band music in all its forms.
BIRMINGHAM-born soul diva Jaki Graham joins the BBC Big Band at her home city's Town Hall tonight for Duke Ellington's Sounds of Harlem.
THE Phil Dando Big Band and Singersare to return to Blackwood Miners' Institute later this month.
Stardust" is a must for fans of big band music everywhere, highly recommended.
The well-known New York City radio personality/writer/vocalist/percussionist/bandleader Chico Alvarez is successfully heading a big band reminiscent of the Latin orchestral sounds of Machito.