Big Band Anybody?

Discussion in 'Band Management [BG]' started by ZonGuy, Feb 16, 2009.

  1. ZonGuy


    Sep 2, 2007
    Where else can you

    - Play a gig where everybody is early for the gig;

    - Have the set list ready for you;

    - Play a gig with 14 total strangers you never played with before and it comes off great;

    - Have one guy absolutely in charge of how the music is going to be played

    - Play a song once perfectly without rehearsing it once, then putting it away, never to be played perhaps for years;

    The Downsides?
    - No groupies under 75 (unless its a chick singer);
    - You can't wear cut-oof jeans to a gig (at least more than once).
    - You are surrounded by spit
  2. ForSix


    Jul 22, 2008
    15 people is not a big band.

    You need 17 players plus singers. (four trumpets, four trombones, five saxes, piano, guitar, bass and drums.)
  3. SanDiegoHarry

    SanDiegoHarry Inactive Supporting Member

    Aug 11, 2008
    San Diego, CA
    I, for one, would LOVE to play in a big band - full horn section, the whole bit. I haven't done it since high school...
  4. Jefenator

    Jefenator Supporting Member

    Aug 22, 2008
    Nothing like nailing a snazzy, syncopated ending, with all the horns, first time out. (Ah, so that's why I learned to read! :bassist:)
  5. ryco


    Apr 24, 2005
    Big Band bass has got to be the sweetest chair in the world!
    All that power!! Bwu-ha-ha!

    the spit factor is rawtha disgusting
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