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Chris Barber

Primary Instrument: Trombone

Born: April 17, 1930    

Chris Barber

Jazz musician, born in Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire, SE England, UK. A trombonist and vocalist, he joined the Ken Colyer band, taking it over in 1954. By the end of the decade the Chris Barber Jazz Band was well established, and had made several hit singles, notably ‘Petite Fleur’, with soloist Monty Sunshine (1928” ). Barber's future wife, blues singer Ottilie Patterson, joined the band in 1955 and many successful albums followed, including Chris Barber Bandbox and Best of Chris Barber (both 1960). She retired in the early 1970s. In 2006 the band was was still recording and performing on tour.

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    Memories of My Trip

    Proper American
    2012
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    Chris Barber Jazz & Blues Band -On The Road-A Jazz Documentary


    2004
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    Misty Morning


    2001
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    The Essential Chris Barber


    2000
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    Jazz Jamboree


    1997
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    Take Me Back To New Orleans


    1991
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    Jazz Band Favourites


    1991
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Proper American (2011)

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