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Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by SteveRicks, Dec 26, 2013.
J.Jerico, My HS Jazz band was referred to as a dance band( The Starlites), and, I'm now in a small one. Yeah, as far as big band type dance bands go, they're almost non-existant now. Replaced by guitars, synths, drums, and DJ's
Awesome picture. Same here in North Jersey I was the only horn player that spoke Spanish, but everyone on the band spoke English anyway. Rehearsals and gigs were a blast.
I should have never taken so much intermittent time off, early 90's until last year. One good thing to come out of a divorce was getting my trumpets serviced and playing regularly again.
My initial interest in trumpet started when I used to go see my dad rehearse with his bands on the SAR and Fania Record Label in the 1970's. Good times.
Yes, I do. So how do we distinguish among dance, stage, and jazz band? I assume if on the stage and being listened to, it is stage band, dance if people are dancing during the performance, and jazz indicates style unique to the band.
I am in a jazz band, that played last night on the stage at Little E's, with people dancing on the floor in front of the stage. So does that make us a Staged Jazz Dance Band?
Why isn't a punk band several dynamics quieter than a funk band?
Must not have been many patrons ... that's a small venue.
We packed the place for 3 sets. That's all counts.
gmonady - there's a lot more room at half-filled VFW halls.
Regarding the term "dance band", jazz education history nuts might interested in knowing that at North Texas State College/Univ, the first jazz degree-granting institution in the world, the degree was not originally in Jazz Studies, but in "Dance Band".
In my HS, even my first year in university, the jazz big band was called "dance band" even though hardly ever played dance gigs.
Yes, Exactly why I started the thread. To me, the Tonight Show band was a stage band- or should we call it a show band? I grew up playing with the Pennsbury Concert Jazz Band. Not sure where the term concert came from -other than to designate this music was not for dancing but to sit and listen to -like at a concert. Dance bands I would assume play music that is easily danced to. Kenton, Rich seem like stage bands or jazz bands. Assume there is no hard line in using the terms and that they bleed into each other.