Kenny Ball

Kenny Ball

at York Barbican

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The Three B's

A rare opportunity to see three legends of British jazz - Kenny ball, Chris Barber and Acker Bilk - with their bands, in one great concert.

They never played together during the 'Trad Jazz Boom', though their three bands totally dominated the scene and charts. But now at last you can see Kenny, Chris and Acker (with their bands) performing together in this very special concert.

Kenny Ball

Kenny Ball appearing at this event

Kenny had more than 40 years in show business and a string of top 30 hits including Midnight In Moscow, Samantha, So Do I, From Russia With Love and many more.

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Chris Barber

Chris Barber appearing at this event

A legend of the jazz world since the early 1950s, playing the best in trad jazz, swing, blues and big band sounds. Barber is an icon of traditional jazz in the UK.

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Acker Bilk & His Paramount Jazz Band

Acker Bilk & His Paramount Jazz Band appearing at this event

With a career spanning four decades, clarinettist Acker Bilk from Pensford in Somerset helped to popularise traditional jazz, introducing a whole generation to music that had previously been the preserve of the beatnik generation and the American New Orleans and Chicago jazz scenes. With a string of hits in the early 1960s, Acker famously topped the charts on both sides of the Atlantic with his composition 'Stranger on the Shore'.

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York Barbican

Paragon Street
YO10 4NT

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