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Music, Sat 10 Jun 2017

The Big Chris Barber Band

The Big Chris Barber Band

The Big Chris Barber Band


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0844 871 7649


Bagnall Street,

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The Chris Barber Jazz Band of 1953 was a six piece line up. These days - known as The Big Chris Barber Band - it is ten in number. Chris’ explanation for that is interesting: “Throughout the years we have always enjoyed playing the music of Duke Ellington. From time to time we have brought to Europe the artistes we admire and who would enable us to perform larger arrangements than could be achieved by a six-piece band. For example we have been joined in the past by Wild Bill Davidson (piano) and Russell Procope (saxes) for the ‘Echoes Of Ellington’ tour. Then there was John Lewis (piano) with Trummy Young (trombone) on the ‘Swing Is Here Tour’. We now have, amongst our eleven, Bob Hunt – a student of The Duke’s music, a fine arranger of The Duke’s music and, into the bargain, is the proud owner of a trombone once the property of Ellington trombonist ‘Tricky’ Sam Nanton! So we can all play those Ellington arrangements whenever we (or the audience) feel like it!”

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedDisabled toiletsFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsOn-site light refreshmentsPublic toiletsTelephone (public)

Event details

Dates Times
Sat 10 Jun 2017 19:30



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Map reference: SJ 883473  Lat: 53.02294 Long: -2.17511

Parking: with charge

Accessible by Public Transport: 2 miles from Stoke-on-Trent station


  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Telephone (public)Telephone (public)