Definition of bandleader
: the conductor of a band (such as a dance band)
Recent Examples of bandleader from the Web
Grohl's public evolution from ferocious drummer to full-service bandleader is one of rock history's true feel-good stories.
Menard says bandleader Elias Badeaux told him it stunk.
Marshall Crenshaw once again has the chance to prove his adaptability as a bandleader.
A screening of the documentary, about the New York musician and bandleader, followed by a Q&A with Giordano and filmmaker Amber Edwards, plus a performance by Giordano and the Nighthawks.
Miraculously, after being diagnosed with Stage 3 throat cancer in 2005, Supersuckers founder and bandleader Eddie Spaghetti has made a full recovery and has been playing shows again since last year. 8:30 p.m.
Guitarist Derek Trucks, a former member of the Allman Brothers Band and bandleader of the Tedeschi Trucks Band, will be a part of the celebration alongside Jason Aldean, Darius Rucker and Charles Kelley to honor Allman’s impact on American music.
So will Paul Shaffer, David Letterman’s former bandleader.
Paul Shaffer, Dave Letterman's former bandleader who worked with Levy, Short, Thomas and Andrea Martin in the 1972 Toronto production of Godspell, will also appear onstage in Toronto.
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Definition of bandleader for English Language Learners
: a person who leads a band of musicians; especially : the leader of a band that plays jazz or dance music
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