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BBC Big Band Interview BBC Radio Jersey
During an interview with Cameron Ward earlier today Barry revealed that he had first conducted a brass band at the age of 3. He went on to write for the BBC Big Band for many years before he was then invited to conduct for them in the 1970s. He was also conductor of BBC Radio 2’s Big Band Special from 1979. Having worked with many greats he couldn’t speak highly enough of Claire Martin OBE who is starring with them in Jersey to perform the Swing Legends.
Local boy, Robbie Harvey, had been introduced to brass by his family and played extensively in Jersey before heading off to the Royal Academy of Music and the Guildhall School of Music in London. He has been playing with the BBC Big Band on and off for the last seven or eight years and last night received huge support from friends and family in the audience.