The retirement of trombonist and bandleader Chris Barber has been announced. The announcement was made on the BBC Radio 3 Jazz Now show on 12 August and in two statements on the Chris Barber website (link below).
“Trombonist/bandleader Chris Barber has announced his permanent retirement from full-time music after leading his internationally popular band since 1954.”
The concert at Cadogan Hall scheduled for 13 September is going ahead, and the statement says:
“In order to celebrate the Chris Barber Band music and Chris himself and the many great artists that performed with him, we have dedicated the concert at Cadogan Hall on Friday 13 September 2019, 7:30 pm to the great Legacy of Chris Barber and his music.”