The BIG Chris Barber Band (10-piece!), inspired by 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’ favorites like "Bourbon Street Parade", "Jubilee Stomp", "Petite Fleur", “Ice Cream”, "When the Saints Go Marching In" and many more.
They stand out as one of the finest, if not thé 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 Barber himself has been one of the initiators of pop music today, as he gave stage to many American blues musicians for the first time in Europe. Musicians like Muddy Waters, Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee and Big Bill Broonzy. These musicians later inspired bands like Rolling Stones, The Beatles, Eric Clapton a.o.
Chris and his band are respected by many other jazz, blues and pop musicians, like Van Morrison, John Mayall, Eric Clapton, Bill Wyman, Mark Knopfler, Paul Jones and many more.
Chris Barber recent award:
** Blues Great Award of British Blues Awards in 2015 **
** Special APPJAG Award at Parliamentary Jazz Award in 2014 **
** German Jazz Trophy in 2014 **
For more information about Chris Barber and his BIG Band, please visit: www.chrisbarber.net