The Big Chris Barber Band 70th Anniversary Tour




Chris Barber OBE is a British Jazz legend and an icon of traditional jazz in the United Kingdom. This season he starts celebrating his 65th Anniversary as leader of his band on a full-time professional basis and 70th Anniversary on starting his musical career.

Since 1949 he has been active in the music scene with promoting, recording and releasing music and touring his band. So far he has released hundreds of recordings, performed more than 15,000 concerts in 50 different countries in 5 different continents. An incredible milestone.

Chris Barber is one of the initiators of pop music today. He gave stage to many American blues musicians during the 50-ties for the first time in Europe, like Muddy Waters, Lead Belly, Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee and Big Bill Broonzy. These musicians later inspired bands like Rolling Stones, The Beatles and Eric Clapton

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