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jazz band

a band specializing in jazz, and consisting typically of trumpet, trombone, clarinet, saxophone, piano, double bass, and percussion.
Origin of jazz band
An Americanism dating back to 1915-20 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Against the scene a jazz band flung a whine and a stumble of tinny sounds.

    Erik Dorn

    Ben Hecht
  • I discover that there is an American jazz band in the place.

    My Wonderful Visit Charlie Chaplin
  • Geordie (after intently watching conductor of jazz band for some time).

  • So you see I was about as convincin' as a jazz band tryin' to imitate the Metropolitan orchestra doin' the overture to "Lucia."

    The House of Torchy Sewell Ford
  • Once called "a tin town with a gold cellar," it has the atmosphere of a continuous cabaret with a jazz band going all the time.

    An African Adventure Isaac F. Marcosson
  • They belong to the class which finds all that it wants in a jazz band and scrambled eggs at Jack's at one o'clock in the morning.

    The Trumpeter Swan Temple Bailey
  • A flaring light directed him to a place where, all too late, the frantic dissonances of a jazz band burst upon his shocked ears.

    The Beggar's Purse Samuel Hopkins Adams

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