History Society – The Life and Music of Chris Barber

A talk by Peter Cole on ‘The life (so far) and music of the father of British Traditional Jazz, Chris Barber’ (including example tracks showing the various stages of his development.

For those of you whose early recollection of him is from the 1950s and 60s, you are in for a real treat.  For the last 16 years he has combined with Bob Hunt and his Ellingtonians, so his early band of 7 or 8 players now numbers 11.  Most of them can play two instruments so Chris can now have any combination of 2 trombones, 3 trumpets, 3 clarinets, 3 saxophones and 2 bass players in addition to electric guitar, banjo and drums.  This all makes for great sounds.  Please come along and enjoy.
Everyone is welcome.

Aynho Village Hall  7.30pm Wednesday 31st January

  Entry £2

Any queries to Peter Cole 01869 811261.  If he is not available please leave a message on the answerphone and he will get back to you as soon as possible.