7.30pm - Main Auditorium
Since 1954 the Chris Barber Jazz Band has been one of Europe's
most successful traditional jazz bands. In 2012 the British jazz
trombonist willcelebrate his 63rd year as a bandleader.
Today Chris Barber leads his 10-piece band, with its 7-strong
front line, playing a wide selection of his favourite music: from
his roots in New Orleans style, to the early music of Duke
Ellington and Sidney Bechet, on to the music of Bob Crosby and
further on to blues by Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee, to soul
and soulful blues like Miles Davis. The Big Chris Barber Band
combine all these ingredients into an evening of exciting and often
moving Jazz and Blues music - great entertainment for all.