[sahyd-man, -muh n]
- an instrumentalist in a band or orchestra.
- an instrumentalist supporting a soloist or a principal performer.
Origin of sideman
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Examples from the Web for sideman
And, the life of a sideman had become all the more difficult in recent years.A Sax Player, Then a Suspect After Philip Seymour Hoffman’s Final Act
February 7, 2014
After 19 years, when will he be promoted from sideman to full member of the Rolling Stones?Stones’ Keyboard Man Is Ardent Forester
David A. Graham
June 16, 2011
- a member of a dance band or a jazz group other than the leader
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Word Origin and History for sideman
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