Re: STARTING A BAND
I can give you a few suggestions, but I really don't know what you're working with as far as musicians.
The jazz/swing band I play with has 10 members; drums, bass guitar, keyboard, guitar, 3 saxophones; one who also plays flute, a valve trombone, 2 trumpets; one of whom also plays Baritone horn. It's a pretty good mix.
They're all experienced musicians. The guitar player sings and has all the Brian Setzer riffs down perfectly! He's in his mid 40's. The bass player is about my age, the drummer is in his 50's, and the horn players range in age from 27-71! There's a lot of diversity, which is great! All the members are great showmen