The Big Chris Barber Band
70th Anniversary Concert
Jazz Legend, Chris Barber, celebrates his 70th Anniversary as band-leader in 2018 with a Europe-wide concert tour.
Inspired by the ‘King Oliver Creole Jazz Band’, Chris formed his first Band in 1949 at the age of nineteen and has since gone on to become not only Europe’s most successful and influential bandleaders, but a bona fide jazz legend
With his 10-piece band, featuring a 7-strong front line, Chris plays a selection of his favourite music, including numbers such Bourbon Street Parade, Jubilee Stomp, Petite Fleur, Ice Cream, When the Saints Go Marching In, and much, much more.
The Big Chris Barber Band combine all these ingredients into an exciting, and often moving, evening of world-class jazz.
“When you can release an album that has artists such as Morrison, Waters, Clapton and Knopfler on it then you know you are held in high esteem in the music world. Of course, tying everything together is Barber’s own exemplary contributions on trombone”
Statement for Chris Barber’s Manager – 31 May 2019
Unfortunately, Chris fell recently and went for treatment into hospital. He was back home again and getting ready to do concerts.
As he was getting on very well, we thought with good daily exercise and physiotherapy he would be able to be perfectly fit to perform again. Unfortunately, he has been readmitted to hospital so he will not be able to meet you personally tomorrow.
He has instructed the 9 musicians in the band to perform exactly as usual. Some of the band members will do the announcements and tell you about Chris and his music. So our experience of the last months is that the audience will have a super special concert in the spirit of Chris Barber ‘s great music.
The band is in great form. They have taken up the challenge to perform at their utmost best to show you and Chris that their presentation of his music will be – as usual – excellent !!
We wish Chris all the best and expect him to be back very soon. “
Ria Wigt (Management of the Big Chris Barber Band).
(includes £1 theatre restoration levy)
Running time: 140 minutes (includes a 20 minute interval)