American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. One who conducts a musical band, especially a dance band.
- n. A musician who leads a band of musicians.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The leader of a dance band.
- n. the leader of a dance band
- band + leader (Wiktionary)
“It's to a much lesser extent that Mr. Owens, who turned 68 last month, is known as a bandleader and star in his own right.”
“The bandleader was a malevolent jester, somewhat androgynous.”
“Soul Revival Cruz Contreras until recently had been best known as bandleader”
“Tignor is best known as the bandleader of New York’s Slow Six, for which he composed and created his signature software instruments; the group has been described as “a five-piece collective whose mesmerizing experimental music is a true classical/rock mashup” (Adequacy. net).”
“Leno reclaims his late-night seat television at the helm of The Tonight Show began with a spoof of The Wizard of Oz. In grainy black-and-white, Jay and cast mates such as bandleader”
“Second, if you work an environment where you regularly bounce ideas off the "bandleader," arranger or song-writer, deliberately subverting his writing is highly disrespectful.”
“Among them were the “Harlem Hellfighters,” the musicians of the 369th Infantry Regiment, whose bandleader was James Reese Europe.”
“Hoping to steer rock fans toward “better” music, officers of the Socialist Unity Party heavily promoted Alo Koll, a Leipzig bandleader who played thoroughly safe music, and commissioned three dance teachers to invent a refined, respectable, civilized, “socialist” dance step, which became known as the “Lipsi.””
“For years I valued Roy Hargrove more as a sideman and guest star as with the Dizzy Big Band last week than as a bandleader.”
“I often write the review of a concert that we're supposed to have seen or has happened where we've seen 25 North African Arabic musicians who have a Japanese bandleader.”
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