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The BBC Big Band, sometimes called the BBC Radio Big Band, are a British band run under the auspices of the BBC. It consists of professional musicians directed by Barry Forgie who has been conducting them on a regular basis since 1977 and Jiggs Whigham, who has been associated with the band for over twenty years. The BBC Big Band is probably best known for its regular Monday night show, Big Band Special on BBC Radio 2, but also reaches worldwide audiences through the BBC World Service, satellite radio and the Internet [1].

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