Lenk is a small village in the "Berner
Oberland" in Switzerland, well- wellknown for its ski-slopes and great summer
activites but also for their famous and family friendly hotels and
pensions. But for 24 years, Lenk too is famous for its Jazz Festival in
the midst of the Swiss Alps! If you want to learn more about Lenk,
visit their homepage.
The 24th Lenker Jazztage startetd on July 13th
with the German
Jazzpolizei. I've not been in Lenk before Saturday
July 14th, but visitors told me that it was great fun. The main act on
Friday evening was the concert of the
Roof Orchestra, the British Swing Band with a history of
more than 40 years. This orchestra is wellknown throught the world!
I arrived in the early aftern of Saturday
14, 2012 in Lenk an attended a concert of the Newe Orleans Hot Shots,
a Swiss Band that played Dixieland at its best.
The New Orleans
Hot Shots in action
The main act of the day was the appearance of the Big Chris Barber
Band, for the first time in Lenk. And it was quite a special evening.
Regular visitors of the band will notice the absence of Amy Roberts and
David Horniblow. So, Ami was temporarely away from the band (but will
return next week) and Bert Brandsma stepped in. For David Horniblow, who
has left the band at the end of June (but will do a few more gigs in
July and August 2012) as he will move in September 2012 to Australia,
Martin Nikless stepped in for only this gig, as Bert Brandsma will take
over the place of David. Very impressive - Martin never did a rehearsal
with the Big Chris Barber Band - but his performance was great.
The evening was a great sucess - hundreds of fans applauded the gig of
the Big Chris Barber Band. The music presented that night was the full
|Go the the
slideshow in order to see more pictures of the Big Chris Barber
Band performance in Lenk / Switzerland