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Chris Barber OBE is one of the last British Jazz legends around and an icon of traditional jazz in United Kingdom. Together with his BIG band (10-piece!) they stand out as one of the finest, if not the finest, of its kind anywhere in the world.
From New Orleans style to late 20s Ellington, played with extraordinary panache and skill. You will hear classics like ‘Bourbon Street Parade’, ‘Jubilee Stomp’, ‘Petite Fleur’, ‘When The Saints…’ and many more.
Chris Barber is also seen as the initiator of Jazz and Blues music in 1950s and 60s. He introduced American musicians like Muddy Waters, Howling Wolf, Big Bill Broonzy in UK and Europe.
Chris Barber – Trombone, Vocals
Bob Hunt – Trombone, Trumpet
Mike “Magic” Henry – Trumpet, Cornet
Peter Rudeforth – Trumpet
Nick White – Saxophone
Trevor Whiting – Saxophone
Bert Brandsma – Clarinet, Tenor Sax
Joe Farler – Banjo, Guitar
Jackie Flavelle – Bass, Bass Guitar
John Watson – Drums
Hosting some of the finest female voices in the music industry this November and offering up a quality-laden festive programme this December, Sage Gateshead has something for everyone this Winter.
Sage Gateshead brings you some of the finest jazz acts around.