The Gardyne Theatre in Dundee welcomes the legendary British jazz trombonist Chris Barber on Friday (November 21) at 8 p.m. when he performs with The Big Chris Barber Band
Chris celebrates his 65th year as a bandleader this year.
Inspired by the King Oliver Creole Jazz Band, he formed his first Barber New Orleans Band in 1949 at the age of 19. 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, 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.
Ticket details from the box office on 01382 434 940.