Barb Jungr & Jamie Safir
Saturday 26th January 2019
Tickets – £20, £15
Doors 8:30pm, Show 9:00pm
In a widely admired career that has defied categorization, musician, writer, composer, lyricist, Barb Jungr, has been critically lauded for her insightful and passionate interpretive style, described as “revelatory” by the New York Times. Her deconstruction/reconstruction of popular songs and unusual and beautiful musical arrangements are characteristics that allow the listener new insights into familiar music.
In recent years, Jungr has brought her singular talents to the songbooks of Bob Dylan, Leonard Cohen, Nina Simone, Jacques Brel and more, creating the genre of the New American Songbook. In her 45 year recording career alongside many collaborations she has released 18 solo albums, many for Linn Records, receiving outstanding reviews worldwide and winning many awards.
Jungr and McDaniel’s collaboration has now produced two recordings. In 2011, 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 and defies easy categorization.
Ahead of their first album collaboration later in 2019, Barb will be joined by our very own Musical Director Jamie Safir at the piano as the pair showcase brand new arrangements alongside a selection from Barb’s acclaimed 2016 album ‘Shelter from The Storm’, which featured multi-grammy-award-winning pianist, Laurence Hobgood.
“It’s as if Edith Piaf and Nick Cave had a lovechild who was adopted by Carmen McCrae!” (Glam Adelaide)
“Barb Jungr proves she’s a genuine jazz marvel….A true musical alchemist… who should not be missed” **** 4 stars The Telegraph
Barb Jungr – Vocals
Jamie Safir – MD & Pianist
Doors: 8:30 pm | Show: 9:00 pm