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bandleader

[band-lee-der] /ˈbændˌli dər/
noun
1.
the leader of a musical band, especially a dance band.
Origin
1890-1895
1890-95; band1 + leader
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  • Fast forward five years, and she has come into a bandleader role kicking and screaming.
  • He worked first as a bandleader, then became the operator of an athletic club, and later owned a nightclub.
  • He brought his influence to bear as a performer, songwriter, bandleader and producer.

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