big bandbig band
an ensemble of ten or more players, usually 16 to 20, including sections of rhythm, brass, and reeds, playing arrangements of jazz, popular dance music, etc.
- of or characteristic of jazz as played by large bands and, specif., of dance music as played by large swing bands of the 1930s and 1940s
- of or relating to a big band
or Big Band
A large dance or jazz band usually featuring improvised solos by lead players.
(plural big bands)