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The Big Chris Barber Band
08 Feb 2023
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Chris Barber’s legacy to the British and European music scene started with a love of 1920s American jazz and blues. Together with Trumpeter, Ken Colyer, Chris’s band aimed to reproduce the New Orleans sound as authentically as they could. This became the beginnings of the British “Trad Jazz” scene. Chris retired in 2019 after 70 years of touring continuously in Britain, Europe and America and passed away in 2021 aged 90.
Comprising of 9 of Britains finest Jazz musicians, his band are continuing his musical legacy, performing a selection of classic Barber repertoire ranging from “Trad through Blues to Ellington and Miles Davis.
The programme features Barber classics such as Petite Fleur, Bourbon Street Parade and When The Saints Go Marching In. Plus a journey through many of the other genres that the band has explored over the years.
Running time: 2 hours plus interval (approx.)
Ticket Prices – £23
For Friends, Best Friends and Gold Friends who joined post June-22
Friends – 5%
Best Friends and Gold Friends – 10%
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