Chris Barber plays Chesterfield

Chris Barber's JazzbandAt the remarkable age of 83, jazz musician Chris Barber, this year celebrates his Diamond Jubilee as leader of his band on a full-time professional basis. 

It is a band that stands out as one of the finest, if not the finest, of its kind anywhere in the world and they will be performing at the Winding Wheel in Chesterfield on September 21 at 7.30pm.

The Big Chris Barber Band feature everything from New Orleans to blues to late 20s Ellington, all played with extraordinary panache and skill.

Barber is an icon of traditional jazz in the UK. Over the years he has influenced many of today’s leading Jazz and Blues musicians….especially contemporary artists such as Mark Knopfler, Eric Burdon, John Mayall, The Stones, Eric Clapton and Van Morrison (with some of whose bands Chris has often been a featured guest with great pleasure).

For more details about the musician go to and you can see him perform on this youtube link with Hugh Laurie at BBC One:

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