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The BIG Chris Barber Band 2017

Centenary of Jazz

Venue: Cadogan Hall


Chris Barber
Bob Hunt
Mike “Magic” Henry
Peter Rudeforth
Nick White
Trevor Whiting
Bert Brandsma
clarinet/tenor sax
Joe Farler
Jackie Flavelle
bass/bass guitar
John Watson

After successful a concert in September 2016, The BIG Chris Barber Band returns to Cadogan Hall in 2017! This year’s edition will feature a celebration of 100 years of Jazz and Chris’ 68 years as bandleader of his band.

Chris Barber OBE is one of the last British jazz legends around and an icon of traditional jazz in the UK. Inspired by the ‘King Oliver Creole Jazz Band’, Chris formed his first band in 1949 at the age of 19 and has since gone on to become one of Europe’s most successful and influential band leaders.

The Big Chris Barber Band features everything from New Orleans to blues to late 20s Ellington and Sidney Bechet, played with extraordinary panache and skill. Including songs like Bourbon Street Parade, Jubilee Stomp, Petite Fleur, Ice Cream, When the Saints, and many more.

His 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 of high quality jazz and blues which will appeal in equal measure to the aficionado and the newcomer.

Chris is the main inspiration for well-known British pop and rock, and the band is respected by many jazz, blues and pop musicians including Van Morrison, John Mayall, Eric Clapton, Bill Wyman, Mark Knopfler and many more…

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