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The Evolution and Development of the Big Band with John Wriggle



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Vital keys in Jazz are the decisions made as to what instruments will play the music and how many shall there be. Ninety years ago Jazz Big Bands were 10 pieces with two distinct horn sections and by The Swing Era it was upwards of 17 pieces and at least three horn sections. Why? How does texture and repertoire get decided? What role does arranging play? Trombonist, author, and educator John Wriggle is your guide.