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A big band is a type of musical group that plays jazz music. They were very popular in the 1930s and 1940s.[1] A big band usually has between 12 and 25 musicians. They play instruments like saxophones, trumpets, trombones, drums and a singer. Some famous big band leaders were Duke Ellington, Benny Goodman, Glenn Miller, Cab Calloway and Count Basie.


  1. Gilliland, John (1994). Pop Chronicles the 40s: The Lively Story of Pop Music in the 40s (audiobook). ISBN 978-1-55935-147-8 . OCLC 31611854 . Cassette 2.