Definitions for "big band"
A band that is the size of an orchestra, usually playing mostly jazz or swing music. The big band typically features both ensemble and solo playing, sometimes has a lead singer, and is often located in a night club where the patrons may dance to its music. The big bands were popular from the late 1920's to the 1940's. Contrasted with combo, which has fewer players.
A style of orchestral jazz that surfaced in the 1920s and blossomed as popular music during the Swing Era (1935–50). Also: any ensemble that played this type music (i.e., a band consisting of a brass, woodwind, and rhythm section that played carefully orchestrated arrangements).
a term used to describe the swing band of the 1930's and 1940's, which consisted of usually ten to fifteen instruments, although it could be a larger ensemble.
Keywords:  jim, bliss, rare, compositions, hear
a rare treat in itself these days, but to hear one as the vehicle for Jim's exceptional compositions and arrangements was bliss itself
Keywords:  banjo, bar, enough, bring, players
When the bar pays enough to bring two banjo players