After recently experiencing a fall at his home, Chris Barber has announced his retirement from performing. The BIG Chris Barber Band will now be going ahead under the direction of Bob Hunt (Chris's musical arranger since 1989). The band will continue to perform in Chris Barber's footsteps with enthusiasm and panache, and would like to dedicate the concert to his great legacy.
The BIG Chris Barber Band is considered by many to be one of the world's finest and respected traditional jazz bands.
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.