What’s a big band?

What is a Big Band ?

Sometimes there is confusion, understandably, about what a “Big Band” is.
2014-03-22 20.43.34A 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.

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