Meaning of jazz band in English:

jazz band


  • A group of musicians who play jazz.

    ‘he played in a jazz band’
    • ‘He was the lead alto saxophone in the Missouri All-State Jazz Band this year.’
    • ‘In Levy's coming-of-age story, she is a sarcastic 16-year-old who becomes the first girl to join her high school's jazz band.’
    • ‘Arbez spent his childhood playing trombone in a jazz band before discovering the dancefloor.’
    • ‘In bad jazz bands, everybody gets to step forward and do a showy solo.’
    • ‘Jazz bands originated in the late 19th and early 20th centuries and grew into the swing orchestras of the 1930s.’
    • ‘They even hired a backing jazz band to expand their repertoire into Dixieland and other forms of music not popular for 100 years now.’
    • ‘Castro, at the drums, has propelled the famed High Sierra Jazz Band for almost two decades.’
    • ‘For live performances, he hires a full jazz band lineup.’
    • ‘But this trio playing free is more interesting than a lot of contemporary jazz bands playing a conventional repertoire.’
    • ‘In high school, I was always into Jerry Lee Lewis, and they decided they needed a piano player for the jazz band.’