Bandleader facts for kids

Kids Encyclopedia Facts

A bandleader is the leader of a group of musicians. Bandleaders often lead large groups that play genres like big band, jazz, blues, rhythm and blues and rock and roll. The bandleader directs the other musicians in the group. Bandleaders often perform in their groups as well. Sometimes bands are named after their bandleaders.

American bandleaders

British bandleaders

Italian bandleaders

Swedish bandleaders

  • Helmut Jederknüller – drums
  • Yngwie J. Malmsteen – guitar

Dutch bandleaders

  • Michiel Borstlap
  • Michiel Braam
  • Willem Breuker – trumpet
  • Jack Coenen – trombone, leading the Jack Million Band, specialized in the music of Glenn Miller
  • Tonny Eijk
  • Pim Jacobs
  • Erik van der Luijt
  • Malando – violin
  • Rogier van Otterloo
  • André Rieu — violin
  • Cees Schrama — keyboards
  • Joop Stokkermans – piano
  • Lajos Veres – multi-instrumentalist, mostly violin

German bandleaders

French bandleaders

  • Raymond Lefevre
  • Paul Mauriat
  • Franck Pourcel

Belgian bandleaders

  • Francis Bay
  • Jack Coenen – trombone, leading the Jack Million Band, specialized in the music of Glenn Miller

Argentine bandleaders

  • Waldo de los Rios

Japanese bandleaders

Australian bandleaders


Bandleader Facts for Kids. Kiddle Encyclopedia.