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bandleader

noun [C] uk   /ˈbændˌliː.dər/ us    /-dɚ/ old-fashioned
a person who leads a large group of musicians while they play, and who often plays an instrument at the same time: Glenn Miller was one of the most famous bandleaders of the 1930s.
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