Definition of sideman in English:
noun (plural sidemen)
A supporting musician in a jazz band or rock group.
- 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.
Definition of sideman in:
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