Cabaret Artist – Barb Jungr in concert
Sunday, 17th June, 8pm. 2 hours including interval, age 14+
With rave international reviews and two prestigious New York awards (2008 Nightlife Award for Outstanding Cabaret Vocalist and Best International Artist 2003 Backstage Award), Barb Jungr is renowned for her unique vocal style, novel interpretation of songs and radical approach to arrangements. Her acclaimed recordings and "revelatory" live performances have brought her to audiences all around the world. The CD The Man In The Long Black Coat – Barb Jungr Sings Bob Dylan was released in May 2011 to excellent reviews and she toured throughout the UK and the USA performing in LA, Austin, San Francisco and had a two-week run in New York.
"One of the best interpreters of Jacques Brel and Bob Dylan anywhere on this angst ridden planet today" (Village Voice, New York)
"One of the best nightclub singers in the world" (Time Out New York)
"A fearless iconoclast who dives into the deepest waters of popular song to wrest exotic treasure from the ocean floor" (The New York Times)
"the most significant vocal album of the 21st century thus far," (the Wall Street Journal on Barb Jungr Sings Bob Dylan: Every Grain of Sand (Linn Records 2002) – now regarded as a cult classic album.
Born and raised in Rochdale Barb has worked with many of the finest musicians and composers in the UK (including Mark Anthony Turnage who wrote ‘About Water' for her to sing at the re-opening of The South Bank with the London Symphonietta).