The BIG Chris Barber Band is considered by many to be one of the 'world’s finest and respected traditional jazz bands'.
Chris Barber OBE (87) is one of the last British jazz legends around and an icon of traditional jazz in the UK. This season he starts celebrating his 65th anniversary as leader of his band on a full-time professional basis and 70th anniversary of starting his musical career.
The BIG Chris Barber Band (10-piece!), inspired by the great Ken Colyer Jazz Men, features everything from New Orleans to blues to late 20's Ellington, played with extraordinary panache and skill. On this special night, you will hear songs from that age and Chris’ favourite songs like Bourbon Street Parade, Jubilee Stomp, Petite Fleur, Ice Cream, When the Saints Go Marching In and many more.
The band stands out as one of the finest, if not the finest, of its kind anywhere in the world. You can count on an exciting evening full of high quality jazz and blues which will appeal in equal measure to the aficionado and the newcomer.