- Five WondersSwing Jazz, Sydney
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Swing bands usually featured soloists who would improvise on the melody over the arrangement. The danceable swing style of Big bands and band leaders such as Benny Goodman was the dominant form of American popular music from 1935 to 1946. This period is known as the Swing Era. The best-known bandleaders of the Swing Era were Count Basie, Cab Calloway, Duke Ellington, Benny Goodman, Woody Herman, Glenn Miller, and Artie Shaw.
Swing bands or big bands bring an air of class and sophistication to any event. However, not all swing bands have to be big bands. Many smaller swing band “combos” can bring elements of swing to their performance. This still bring the class and sophistication. However, nothing beats the big sound of a large band, full of horns, humming with Swing jazz.