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The Big Chris Barber Band

The Big Chris Barber Band

Apr 30th 2018 @ NDR Landesfunkhaus Niedersachsen

Hannover, Germany
I Was There
Monday, April 30th, 2018
7:30 PM
NDR Landesfunkhaus Niedersachsen
Hannover, Germany
The Big Chris Barber BandBritish jazz trombonist Chris Barber celebrates his 64th year as a bandleader in 2013. Inspired by the King Oliver Creole Jazz Band, Chris formed his first Barber New Orleans Band in 1949 at the age of nineteen. In 1953, along with Monty Sunshine and Lonnie Donegan, he joined forces with Ken Colyer. Then, with the replacement of Colyer by Pat Halcox, Ken Colyer`s Jazzmen became Chris Barber`s Jazz Band in 1954 and has been one of Europe`s most successful traditional jazz bands ever since.Over the years, Chris Barber`s Jazz Band evolved into the Chris Barber Jazz and Blues Band, a richly-textured eight-piece group, blending brass, reeds, and electric guitar into a unique and unmistakable mix of blues and jazz. And despite being `on the slide` since 1949, having performed over 10,000 concerts and made thousands of recordings, the Chris Barber Band keeps marching on, right into the 21st century. At the end of 2001 Chris extended his band with three more musicians into The BIG Chris Barber Band. Personnel as of November 26, 2017Chris Barber - trombone, vocals, bandleaderBob Hunt - trombone, trumpet, arrangementsMike Henry - trumpet, cornetPeter Rudeforth - trumpet, vocalsNick White - alto, soprano & baritone saxophones, clarinet Ian Killoran - alto & tenor saxophones, clarinet Bert Brandsma - clarinet, tenor & bass saxophonesJoe Farler - banjo, guitarJohn Day - bassJohn Watson - drumsBecky Evans - sound and lighting
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