WHAT'S ON / Chris Barber at 80
at The Queen's Hall
The Big Chris Barber Band + Chris Barber All Star Jazz and Blues Band
Edinburgh Jazz Festival salutes one of the greats of British Jazz, and celebrates the fact that at the remarkable age of 80, he still leads a band that stands out as one of the finest - if not the finest - of its kind anywhere in the world. The Big Chris Barber Band feature everything from New Orleans to blues to late 20’s Ellington, played with extraordinary panache and skill. Barber is an icon of traditional jazz in the UK, and for this one-off occasion, he has specially re-assembled a band that was for many years the most popular in the country. For one night only, Pat Halcox, Ian Wheeler and Chris Barber play in the front line with Johnny McCallum on banjo, John Slaughter on guitar, Vic Pitt on bass, and Sticky Wickets on drums.