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  • n  the leader of a dance band

  • Desi Arnaz, as bandleader Ricky Ricardo, hadn't yet become one of the finest straight men in TV history.
  • In addition to his work as a soloist and bandleader, Frisell has established himself as one of the most sought-after collaborators in contemporary music.
  • He grimaces when jokes don't work, makes small talk with the nerdy bandleader, obsessively repeats words and names that strike his fancy.
News & Articles

  • DC Jazz Festival: What to See Tonight
    The name seems fairly straightforward: The Poncho Sanchez Latin Jazz Band . But what the conga player and bandleader really does is take Latin jazz and pour hot sauce all over it.
    June 11, 2013 - Washington City Paper
  • INTERVIEW/PROFILE: Jazz Musician of the Day: Shelly Manne
    All About Jazz is celebrating Shelly Manne's birthday today! Shelly Manne - drums (1920 - 1984) As a jazz drummer, studio musician, bandleader and businessman, Shelly Manne was one of the most prolific instrumentalists of modern times.
    June 11, 2013 - All About Jazz
  • Questlove: My Youth in 27 Records
    The Roots drummer and Jimmy Fallon’s bandleader on the albums that defined him, from his years growing up in a musical—and increasingly religious—family, to the day he landed his first record deal. 1971:Sly and the Family Stone, There’s a Riot Goin’ OnMy sister was giving me a bath, and soap ... More »
    June 10, 2013 - Vulture

  • Paul Geary in
    They've had some amazingly big offers - some seven-figure ones to play certain shows - and [bandleader] Billy [Corgan] has passed on several because he didn't think it was the right thing for the band,said Paul Geary, manager of Pumpkins 2.0,...
  • Aceyalone in IGN
    I'm not from that era, but this is my ode to it,says Aceyalone. "I'm just putting myself into that character as a showman and bandleader. But I can still rhyme with the best of them. Artists are going to experiment and go different places...
  • Nils Lofgren in The Oregonian -
    I've been doing my own music since 1968,Lofgren said. "Although I'm very comfortable being the bandleader ...... it's really wonderful not to have to be the boss all the time."

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