On this set of pages we feature photographs of every musician who has held a long-term position in the Chris Barber Band since the days of Ken Colyer's Jazzmen in 1953. Each photograph is accompanied by the dates that he or she was a member of the band, plus one or more musical excerpts that best illustrate his approach to the instrument.

While most of the photographs and music selections have been contributed by the "archives and website team" of Julian Purser, Andreas Wandfluh, and Ed Jackson, we'd also like to invite your suggestions about the choices of music (and pictures if you have better photographs than the ones we have chosen). Please e-mail your suggestions to barbersite@wabol.ch

Banjo and Guitar
Electric Guitar
Ottilie Patterson
Jazz Band / Jazz & Blues Band page