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Making the SceneContemporary New York City Big Band Jazz$
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Alex Stewart

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9780520249530

Published to California Scholarship Online: May 2012

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520249530.001.0001

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Behind the Scenes: Training, Rehearsals, and Gigs

Behind the Scenes: Training, Rehearsals, and Gigs

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(p.40) Chapter 2 Behind the Scenes: Training, Rehearsals, and Gigs
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Making the Scene
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Alex Stewart

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University of California Press
DOI:10.1525/california/9780520249530.003.0003

This chapter looks behind the scenes—at venues and rehearsal spaces—while providing historical perspective on the types currently active. Musicians discuss their training, influences, and competition for work and recognition. Their discourse reveals how perceptions of musical and social boundaries are inflected by racial difference. Since the end of the swing era, three main avenues have remained for musicians to get that experience: school bands, rehearsal bands, and part-time working bands, including dance orchestras.

Keywords:   band rehearsals, big band venues, racial difference, musical boundaries, school bands

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