Big Band

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 rhythm, brass, and woodwind instruments totaling approximately 12 to 25 musicians. The terms jazz band, jazz ensemble, jazz orchestra, stage band, society band, and dance band may describe this type of ensemble in particular contexts.

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Swing Unlimited - Education and Outreach
... One of the aims of SUBB as a community band is to not only provide outreach to the community in terms of charity events for organisations like the Soroptimist International and local charities such as the ... The Swing Unlimited Community Big Band was formed soon after the original SUBB, providing opportunities for amateur musicians of all ages (youngest currently is 12 years old, oldest is 80) to enjoy rehearsing ... Dorset BH24 2NP), and is open to all players of big band instruments, nominally at a grade 5 standard or above ...
Tom Kubis - Discography
... Mark 56 Records, deleted) Slightly Off The Ground Tom Kubis Big Band (Seabreeze CDSB 109-2) At Last Tom Kubis Big Band (Cexton CR21251) You Just Can't Have Enough Christmas Tom Kubis ...
Big Band Arrangements
... performances are largely improvised, big band music is primarily crafted in advance by an arranger ... Typical big band arrangements of the swing period are written in strophic form with the same phrase and chord structure repeated several times ...
Stan Robinson (saxophonist)
... part of (Eric Burdon and) The Animals' Big Band that made its one-and-only public appearance at the 5th Annual British Jazz Blues Festival in Richmond (1965) ... In the late 1960s he was a member of The Sandy Brown - Al Fairweather Band, which also featured Malcolm Cecil and Brian Lemon ... early 1970s he was a member of Maynard Ferguson's big band which was based in the United Kingdom and made up of British musicians ...
Leo Green - Credits - Jools Holland
... Small World Big Band (2001) Swing Album (2001) Jools Holland's Big Band (2002) More Friends Small World Big Band, Vol ...

Famous quotes containing the words band and/or big:

    Nothing makes a man feel older than to hear a band coming up the street and not to have the impulse to rush downstairs and out on to the sidewalk.
    Robert Benchley (1889–1945)

    On our streets it is the sight of a totally unknown face or figure which arrests the attention, rather than, as in big cities, the strangeness of occasionally seeing someone you know.
    —For the State of Vermont, U.S. public relief program (1935-1943)