The music of Bill Holman. Did the big bands die out? Hardly! This show features large ensemble jazz - from nonets to symphony orchestras, with an emphasis on the jazz big bands of yesterday and today. Hosted by Fred Stride. Although he is principally known for his many compositions and arrangements for jazz ensemble, he has also written countless arrangements for various entertainers and performers for almost every musical setting, from chamber ensembles to big bands, concert bands, theatre orchestras and symphony orchestras.