sideman

[ sahyd-man, -muh n ]
/ ˈsaɪdˌmæn, -mən /

noun, plural side·men [sahyd-men, -muh n] /ˈsaɪdˌmɛn, -mən/.

an instrumentalist in a band or orchestra.
an instrumentalist supporting a soloist or a principal performer.

Origin of sideman

First recorded in 1560–70; side1 + man1
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sideman

/ (ˈsaɪdmən) /

noun plural -men

a member of a dance band or a jazz group other than the leader
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