Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A member of a jazz band who is not the leader or a featured soloist.

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  • noun music A soloist playing with a band or group of which he is not a regular member

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Examples

  • At 40, Mr. Potter is probably still better known as a sideman most famously with bassist Dave Holland, but there's no doubt that he's assembled a group and a musical concept that's worthy of his formidable technique.

    The Sound Way Down in the Underground

  • At 40, Mr. Potter is probably still better known as a sideman most famously with bassist Dave Holland, but there's no doubt that he's assembled a group and a musical concept that's worthy of his formidable technique.

    The Sound Way Down in the Underground

  • Pianist Aaron Goldberg is better known as a sideman than a leader; he's put in lots of time with masters of the modern mainstream like

    NPR Topics: News

  • Pianist Aaron Goldberg is better known as a sideman than a leader; he's put in lots of time with masters of the modern mainstream like

    NPR Topics: News

  • Pianist Aaron Goldberg is better known as a sideman than a leader; he's put in lots of time with masters of the modern mainstream like

    NPR Topics: News

  • Pianist Aaron Goldberg is better known as a sideman than a leader; he's put in lots of time with masters of the modern mainstream like

    NPR Topics: News

  • Pianist Aaron Goldberg is better known as a sideman than a leader; he's put in lots of time with masters of the modern mainstream like

    NPR Topics: News

  • The sideman is a working musician of various levels of recognition that backs up name artists, records in the studio, plays on TV shows, travels in every imaginable touring situation, plays bars, and yes, weddings and corporate events.

    The Big Apple

  • Primarily known as a sideman and producer for the likes of cult icon Daniel Johnston, singer-songwriter Rachael Davis, Dawn Boyer and Rock My Soul, Brett Hartenbach will be making a rare solo appearance in support of his debut recording, the five song EP, Frame from a Bad Movie.

    BroadwayWorld.com Featured Content

  • Thanks to the input of legendary folk and country-rock banjoist and guitarist Bernie Leadon-a founding member of The Eagles and a first-call sideman from Nashville to L.A. for the past 40 years - the new Style 5 Deluxe Banjo will be available in an extremely limited run of just ten instruments, with a retail price of $8,889 each, including a custom-shaped Gibson hardshell case and Certificate of Authenticity.

    Cybergrass Bluegrass Music News

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