Glossary Term:Big Band

Music that was popular in the '30s and '40s featuring several musicians playing horn instruments and vocalists.

Big Band describes a genre of music that was popular in the ’30s and ’40s associated with jazz and swing.   A standard band features several musicians playing horn instruments and vocalists.

Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
big band (noun)
a band that is larger than a combo and that usually features a mixture of ensemble playing and solo improvisation typical of jazz or swing
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