What is a Big Band ?
Sometimes there is confusion, understandably, about what a “Big Band” is.
A Big Band traditionally has saxophones (baritone, tenors & altos), trumpets, trombones, a rhythm section (drums, bass, keyboard, guitar), and ideally a singer or two. Sometimes there are clarinet or flute parts, usually played by one of the saxophonists. This helps make the famous Glen Miller type of sound.