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Music Term: Jazz band

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A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z 1-9

Jazz band

Definition and background:

Instrumental ensemble specializing in the performance of jazz music, composed of a woodwind section, a brass section), and a rhythm section. The size of the Jazz Band can vary from a trio to an entire jazz orchestra. Vocalists are often part of the jazz band. The modern jazz band typically includes:WOODWINDSBRASSRHYTHM SECTIONFlute *BbClarinet *Bass Clarinet *Soprano Saxophone *Alto SaxophonesTenor SaxophonesBaritone SaxophoneBass Saxophone *Horns *TrumpetsFlugelhornsTrombonesTuba *Electric GuitarPianoString BassDrum KitVibraphone *Marimba *Unpitched Percussion ** This is an instrument not always found in a typical jazz band. Occasionally parts are written for these instruments and the large amateur or professional band will try to be faithful to the composer's wishes.

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