Definition of sideman in English:

sideman

Syllabification: side·man
Pronunciation: /ˈsīdman
 
/

noun (plural sidemen)

A supporting musician in a jazz band or rock group.
More example sentences
  • A favourite sideman of Charles Mingus in the early 1960s, Ervin went on to form one of contemporary jazz's great quartets and recorded a series of seminal albums including The Freedom Book and The Space Book.
  • Do you think you could ever be a sideman in someone else's band?
  • Duke Ellington brought an elegance to jazz composition that earned the respect of classical musicians, as well as the sidemen in his own band.

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