Chris Barber to mark centenary of jazz

Chris Barber's Jazzband

Chris Barber OBE is one of the last British Jazz legends around. This icon of traditional jazz will be at Buxton Opera House in September to help celebrate 100 years of Jazz in his show The BIG Chris Barber Band – Centenary of Jazz.

For 68 years Chris Barber has been active in the music scene, not only recording and releasing music but touring with his band, The BIG Chris Barber Band.

This ten-piece band features everything from New Orleans to blues to late 20s Ellington, played with extraordinary panache and skill. On this special night you will hear songs from that age and Chris’ favourites like Bourbon Street Parade, Jubilee Stomp, Petite Fleur, When the Saints Go Marching In and many more.

They stand out as one of the finest, if not the finest, of its kind anywhere in the world. You can count on an exciting evening of high quality jazz and blues which will appeal in equal measure to the aficionado and the newcomer.

Chris and his band are respected by many other jazz and blues musicians such as Eric Clapton and Van Morrison. They are multi-award winners, winning both the German Jazz Trophy and also Blues Great Award of British Blues Awards.

To buy tickets for the 7.30pm show contact Buxton Opera House Box Office, Tel: 01298 72190 or visit: www.buxtonoperahouse.org.uk