A 3 day event,
until Sunday 13th
STAN TRACEY - JACQUI DANKWORTH & many other great jazz bands.
And to top up this year's festival, the
British jazz trombonist
Chris Barber performs on Saturday 12th April
At 8:45pm: The Big Chris Barber Band
(in the Main Hall)
time I saw Chris Barber in Porthcawl Pavilion (and his BIG Jazz Band) it was a REAL Jazz Fun
event! A fusion of Traditional Jazz pieces!
Here is a
picture of Chris Barber's double CD cover and the autograph I had from this great Jazz night.
Needless to say
that Chris Barber
BIG Band were (as
IN THEIR ELEMENT!
Chris Barber Story Part One &
Part Two and
In His Own Words the
audio interviews. Also this
link (cyrildavies.com) where the following comments come from:
"Alexis Korner is often hailed as the grandfather of the British blues scene, but if that's the case then Chris Barber must be hailed as the great-grandfather. For Chris put together the band with Cyril Davies and Alexis and told them what to do. Chris is monstrously underrated for his contribution to the music scene in Britain" - Harold Pendleton to Melody Maker magazine.
Arguably if it weren't for Chris Barber the British Blues movement may
not have happened at all. Barber, who has fronted his own band for more
than half a century and still tours today, was immensely popular at the
height of the jazz era in 1950's Britain.
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