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A bandleader is the leader of a band of musicians. The term is most commonly, though not exclusively, used with a group that plays popular music as a small combo or a big band, such as one which plays jazz, blues, rhythm and blues or rock and roll music.

Most bandleaders are also performers with their own band. The bandleader role is dependent on a variety of skills, not just musicianship. A bandleader needs to be a music director and performer. Often the bands are named after their bandleaders. Some older bands have continued operating under their bandleaders' names long after the death of the original bandleader.

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Noted American bandleaders and their instruments

British bandleaders

Italian bandleaders

Swedish bandleaders

Dutch bandleaders

German bandleaders

French bandleaders

Belgian bandleaders

Argentine bandleaders

Japanese bandleaders

Australian bandleaders

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A bandleader is the leader of a musical ensemble or a group of musicians. Bandleaders often lead large groups that play genres like big band, jazz, blues, rhythm and blues and rock and roll. The bandleader directs the other musicians in the group. Bandleaders often perform in their groups as well. Sometimes bands are named after their bandleaders.

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American bandleaders

British bandleaders

Italian bandleaders

  • Pippo Barzizza
  • Renato Carosone - piano
  • Gorni Kramer
  • Mantovani

Swedish bandleaders

  • Yngwie J. Malmsteen - guitar
  • Helmut Jederknüller - drums

Dutch bandleaders

  • Michiel Borstlap
  • Michiel Braam
  • Willem Breuker - trumpet
  • Jack Coenen - trombone, leading the Jack Million Band specialized in the music of Glenn Miller
  • Tonny Eijk
  • Pim Jacobs
  • Erik van der Luijt
  • Malando - violin
  • Rogier van Otterloo
  • André Rieu - violin
  • Cees Schrama - keyboards
  • Joop Stokkermans - piano
  • Lajos Veres - multi-instrumentalist, mostly violin

German bandleaders

French bandleaders

  • Raymond Lefevre
  • Paul Mauriat
  • Franck Pourcel

Belgian bandleaders

  • Francis Bay
  • Jack Coenen - trombone, leading the Jack Million Band specialized in the music of Glenn Miller

Argentine bandleaders

  • Waldo de los Rios

Japanese bandleaders

Australian bandleaders

  • Stuart Lang - cornet
  • Mark "Slim" Roberts - cornet, trumpet








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