We have just learnt that unfortunately, due to illness, Chris Barber will not be appearing tonight.
We do hope he feels better soon. Chris wants the concert to go ahead however, and we hope you can still make it too.
We know that the quality will be undiluted and the band will play as it does every night with Chris at their side. There will be great Ellington 1920’s arrangements, the classic small group Barber sound (with all of the band’s hits), some blues, and New Orleans classics including When The Saints – all played by Chris’s high-quality band, featuring Bob Hunt (trombone), Mike Henry and Pete Rudeforth (trumpets) and Bert Brandsma (clarinet and saxes).
We encourage you to come along later and see Chris’s wonderful band. However, if you do wish to discuss a refund on tickets, please contact the Box Office team on 0115 941 9419.
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.
Chris’s 10-piece band play 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”
Dates & Times
|The Big Chris Barber Band - 70th Anniversary Concert - Wed 10 Jul 7:30pm Wed 10 Jul||Main House||7:30pm||£22|