Big band



a jazz or dance band that is the size of an orchestra.
Contemporary Examples

Hugh Jackman’s Tony Jumping Fail, Plus the Winners and Standout Moments of Broadway’s Biggest Night Tim Teeman June 8, 2014

Historical Examples

The Red River Half-Breed Gustave Aimard
Watch Yourself Go By Al. G. Field
Left on the Labrador Dillon Wallace
The Keepers of the Trail Joseph A. Altsheler
The Masters of the Peaks Joseph A. Altsheler
An Autobiography of Buffalo Bill (Colonel W. F. Cody) Buffalo Bill (William Frederick Cody)
Tum Tum, the Jolly Elephant Richard Barnum
The Thick of the Fray at Zeebrugge Percy F. Westerman
Ted Strong’s Motor Car Edward C. Taylor

noun
a large jazz or dance band, popular esp in the 1930s to the 1950s

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