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The Big Chris Barber Band

Jazz Legend, Chris Barber, celebrates his 68th Anniversary as band-leader in 2017 with a Europe-wide concert tour.

Inspired by the ‘King Oliver Creole Jazz Band’, Chris formed his first Band in 1949 at the age of nineteen and has since gone on to become not only Europe’s most successful and influential bandleaders, but a bona fide jazz legend

With his 10-piece band, featuring a 7-strong front line, Chris plays a selection of his favourite music: from his roots in New Orleans style in ‘Bourbon Street Parade’ to the early music of Duke Ellington and Sidney Bechet … before going back to ‘When the Saints’!

The Big Chris Barber Band combine all these ingredients into an exciting, and often moving, evening of world-class jazz.

”When you can release an album that has artists such as Morrison, Waters, Clapton and Knopfler on it then you know you are held in high esteem in the music world. Of course, tying everything together is Barber’s own exemplary contributions on trombone”

The Telegraph



Lighthouse Poole's Centre for the Arts,
Kingland Road,
BH15 1UG


Adult £24.25 Senior Citizen £22.25 Access to Leisure £22.25 Under 18 £20.50

Opening Times


Contact Details

Ticket Office01202 280000


  • Parking (charged)


  • All areas accessible to disabled visitors


  • On-site café/restaurant


  • Booking essential

Additional Information

Parking is available at the Dolphin Shopping Centre multi-storey opposite Lighthouse and there is level access car park directly adjacent. Dolphin Swimming Centre car park next to Everyone Active, a five minute walk away.

Disabled parking is available directly outside Lighthouse.

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