Barb Jungr accompanied by Jenny Carr - (8.30pm Show)
Friday 31st January 2020
Tickets: £20.00 Seat at a shared Table for 4 /£15.00 Seat – No Table
One night – 2 incredible shows!
“Please note, this show is not suitable for Children, only 14+ should book due to some of the adult content of some of the material being presented.”
Cult icon performer and singer Barb Jungr joins jazz star, composer and arranger, pianist Jamie Safir to present songs from their 5 star collaboration Bob, Brel and Me and more, celebrating the songs of Dylan, Brel, Cohen, Springsteen, Sondheim alongside original material in these 2 special shows for Hampstead Jazz Club.
Across her 40 year career she 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”.
What you might not know is that as a live performer, Barb Jungr is always funny, and often hilarious. Like, intentionally. Cabaret Scenes described a performance in November 2016 as “the funniest hour of cabaret I’ve ever seen” from a “world-class raconteur”. Originally emerging from the alternative cabaret scene of the 1970s and 80s, and cutting her teeth alongside the likes of Julian Clary, Alexei Sayle and Arnold Brown, her ability to deliver shows which are utterly alive, and spontaneously respond to the world in and outside the performance space, is second to none.
If you are only familiar with Barb’s work from her albums, you simply have to see her perform live. Even the highest quality mp3 in the world won’t tell you what it’s like to be in a room with her and her musicians.
Jungr received the New York Nightlife Award for Outstanding Cabaret Vocalist, the Backstage Bistro Award for Best International Artist, and Time Out New York’s #1 Top Live Cabaret Act for 2011. Her powerful singing style reaches across musical boundaries.
“It’s as if Edith Piaf and Nick Cave had a lovechild who was adopted by Carmen McCrae!” – Glam Adelaide
Barb Jungr is ”mesmerising” – New York Times, ”casually virtuosic” – Guardian, an ”alchemist among jazz singers” –Telegraph, possessing a voice which is “shockingly expressive, with an astonishing palette of colours” – Observer
“Barb Jungr proves she’s a genuine jazz marvel….A true musical alchemist… who should not be missed” **** – 4 stars The Telegraph
JENNY CARR- PIANO
Classically trained, Jenny arrived in England from Australia in the early 1990s as keyboardist and backing vocalist on Jason Donovan’s world tour.
Her diverse career has included performing and recording with pop artists Julia Fordham, Bliss, Beverley Craven, Yazz, Billy Ocean and Imelda May, comedian/performance artists David Mills and Christopher Green and singer/songwriters Jeb Loy Nicholls and Robb Johnson. As well as freelancing with a myriad of jazz and swing bands on the London circuit, she is known as a sensitive accompanist and as pianist, MD and arranger. Jenny has collaborated with Barb on several albums and theatre productions as well as touring extensively in the UK, Europe and Australia
“breathtaking sensitivity, ferocious attack… Carr’s playing radiates eloquence and intelligence” Robb Johnson -Irregular Records
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Barb Jungr – Vocals
Jenny Carr – Pianist
Please note, this show is not suitable for Children, only 16+ should book due to some of the adult content of some of the material being presented.
No dogs allowed in the Jazz Club.
For £20.00 Tickets:
Seats are not numbered and you will be seated at available tables. Please note tables seat 4 people, so for bookings of less than 4 people, you will be seated and share a table for 4.
For £15.00 Tickets:
This is a fully seated event. Seats are not numbered and will be allocated on a first come first serve basis.
Doors: 8:30 pm | Show: 9:00 pm