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List of Big Band Leaders

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American bandleaders

Louis Armstrong

Count Basie (Count Basie Orchestra)

Cab Calloway (Cab Calloway Orchestra)

Rob McConnell (the Boss Brass)

Tommy Dorsey (Dorsey Brothers Orchestra, Tommy Dorsey Orchestra)

Jimmy Dorsey (Dorsey Brothers Orchestra, Jimmy Dorsey and His Orchestra)

Eddy Duchin (Eddy Duchin and His Orchestra)

Duke Ellington (Duke Ellington Orchestra)

Maynard Ferguson

Bob Florence (the Limited Edition)

Jan Garber (Jan Garber Orchestra)

Benny Goodman (Benny Goodman and His Orchestra)

Gordon Goodwin (Big Phat Band)

Fletcher Henderson

Woody Herman

Harry James

Isham Jones

Quincy Jones

Louis Jordan

Thad Jones

Sammy Kaye

Stan Kenton

Tom Kubis

Kay Kyser

Ted Lewis

Guy Lombardo

Billy May

Glenn Miller

Vaughn Monroe

Ray Noble

Buddy Rich

Nelson Riddle

Maria Schneider (Maria Schneider Orchestra)

Ben Selvin

Brian Setzer

Artie Shaw

Fred Waring

Chick Webb

Ted Weems

Lawrence Welk

Paul Whiteman

Gerald Wilson


Australian bandleaders

Warren Daly and Ed Wilson (The Daly/Wilson Big Band)

Bob Johnson (The Bob Johnson Big Band)


British bandleaders

(taken from Julien Vedey's book Band Leaders (London, 1950):


Ivy Benson

Stanley Black

Tito Burns

Billy Cotton

Harry Davidson

Ray Ellington


Carroll Gibbons

Henry Hall (BBC Dance Orchestra)

Ted Heath

Jack Hylton

Jack Jackson

Harry Leader

Guy Lombardo

Joe Loss

Major Glenn Miller

Harry Parry

Jack Payne

Oscar Rabin and Harry Davis

Edmundo Ros

Harry Roy

Victor Silvester

Debroy Somers

Cyril Stapleton

Lew Stone

Billy Ternent

Jay Whidden

Eric Winstone

Michael Senior and Roger Palmer


German bandleaders

Roberto Delgado

Max Greger

James Last

Jo Ment

Günter Norris

Hugo Strasser

Kai Warner

Source: WikiPedia

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