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Barb Jungr

Sunday 22nd August 2021 - 8:00 pm

Music Charge: £14.00

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“The only word to describe her dramatic interpretations is revelatory...I was open mouthed with astonishment.”

New York Times

PLEASE NOTE: THIS EVENT IS ALSO AVAILABLE AS A LIVE STREAM

Described as “Britain’s most gifted song stylist” and “one of Europe’s most intriguing and intelligent interpreters of the contemporary song” multi-award-winning vocalist Barb Jungr has successfully combined the intricacies of cabaret with the power of jazz to create a unique concept of popular music. Across her 40 year career Barb has been internationally acclaimed for combining immaculate vocal technique, impassioned performance, piercing insight and beautifully unexpected musical arrangements to reinterpret European and American popular songs in a manner which The New York Times described as ”revelatory”. She has released over 20 recordings many of which have become regarded as classics - American jazz writer Will Friedwald devoted a chapter to her Dylan collection “Every Grain of Sand” in his book The Great Jazz and Pop Vocal Albums. Barb’s numerous Awards include: New York Nightlife Award for Outstanding Cabaret Vocalist, Backstage Bistro Award for Best International Artist, and Time Out New York’s #1 Top Live Cabaret Act for 2011. Barb’s latest programme, ‘Forgetful Heart - Dylan and Cohen and Love’ which she is presenting this evening is a continuation of her love affair with the work of two of the most important songwriters of the 20th Century. Appearing with Barb is one of her favourite pianists, Jamie Safir, who brings his own magic and flair to their work together. 

"Élan, intelligence and passionate engagement: British chansonnier Barb Jungr brings all of it to her exemplary performance" World Music Report; “The only word to describe her dramatic interpretations is revelatory...I was open mouthed with astonishment.” New York Times; “genius” Time Out London; “One of the very best nightclub singers in the world” Time Out, New York; “Barb Jungr proves she’s a genuine jazz marvel….A true musical alchemist… who should not be missed” Telegraph

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