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Big band

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This USPS stamp recognizes big band's popularity in the 1940s

A big band, also known as a jazz orchestra, is a large musical ensemble that plays jazz music, especially swing.

The band is divided up into a number of sections, by instrument; each section usually has four or more members. All bands usually have a rhythm section, made up of drum set, bass, piano, and possibly guitar. There are also sections for trumpets, trombones, and saxophones (who sometimes double on flute or clarinet). [1] (http://64.33.34.112/index.html).

This is a list of band leaders who worked mainly in Britain taken from Julien Vedey's book Band Leaders (London, 1950):

See also

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