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Celebrate a century of jazz with the Chris Barber Big Band

John Freeman


One of the biggest names in international jazz, Chris Barber, comes to the Platform in Morecambe on Friday 21st April 2017.

Chris Barber OBE is one of the last legends and an icon of traditional jazz in the UK, who has been active in the music scene for 68 years promoting, recording and releasing music and touring with his band.

This year he and his band, The Big Chris Barber Band, will celebrate 100 Years of Jazz, marking the release of the very first Jazz record in early 1917 by The Original Dixieland Jazz Band - Livery Stable Blues.

Now, in 2017 and a century later, it’s a moment to celebrate for Chris and for jazz in general.

The Big Chris Barber Band features everything from New Orleans to blues to late 20s Ellington, played with extraordinary panache and skill.

• The show starts at 7.30pm. Tickets cost £18.50 and are available online at or the box office on 01524 582803

• More about the band at