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Posted 22 March 2006 - 02:20 AM

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
GŁnter Norris
Hugo Strasser
Kai Warner

Source: WikiPedia

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