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Inspired by the ‘King Oliver Creole Jazz Band’, Chris formed his first Band in 1949 at the age of 19 and has since gone on to become not only Europe’s most successful and influential bandleaders, but a bona fide jazz legend. Chris celebrates his 69th Anniversary as band-leader in 2018.
With his 10-piece band, featuring a 7-strong front line, Chris plays a selection of his favourite music: from his roots in New Orleans style in ‘Bourbon Street Parade’ to the early music of Duke Ellington and Sidney Bechet … before going back to ‘When the Saints’!
The Big Chris Barber Band combine all these ingredients into an exciting, and often moving, evening of world-class jazz.
Save with the Jazz Multibuy
Buy tickets for two or more concerts and save £2, £3 or £4 off each ticket. Only applies to Sage One and Sage Two concerts. The discount will be automatically added to your order when booking online.
Gateshead International Jazz Festival is back for 2018 and will welcome some of the greatest jazz artists from around the globe at the three-day event. The UK’s biggest jazz festival held under one roof, fills four stages at Sage Gateshead from Friday 6 to Sunday 8 April 2018. Headlining...