Barb Jungr collaborates with Grammy winner, pianist Laurence Hobgood on this new release on Linn Records. “I’m not just thrilled to be collaborating with Barb Jungr; I’m energised, inspired and downright giddy at having (been) matched with a “musician’s singer” – a superb vocalist whose musical intelligence is its own formidable, evolved force with which to reckon. And the reckoning is a blast!” (Laurence Hobgood, NYC 2016)
Shelter From the Storm - Songs of Hope for Troubled Times, tours the UK in March and April 2016, with 4 dates at the Pizza Express Soho Jazz Club. In the USA in May the album will be launched with 4 nights at Joe’s Pub, and an East Coast tour.
Barb Jungr returns to Connecticut to record a live concert of her new repertoire with the legendary jazz pianist Laurence Hobgood, and her band of Michael Olatuja and Wilson Torres for CPTV at The Kate Theatre.
Barb and John McDaniel premiere their new and recently launched Beatles collection in New York, San Francisco, LA, and St James Studio London. Tickets are on sale now.
Come Together, Barb Jungr and John McDaniel’s unique take on the Beatles repertoire at Feinsteins/54 Below in Manhattan gets a rave review in the New York Times January 15, 2016.
"Who among us isn’t familiar with the refrain “Ah, look at all the lonely people” from the Beatles classic Eleanor Rigby? To hear it performed by the great British cabaret singer Barb Jungr and the Broadway musical director John McDaniel at Feinstein’s/54 Below on Wednesday evening was to find it clarified as never before." Stephen Holden
Come Together Video made by Vasily Senin of Barb Jungr and John McDaniel's Come Together.
***** The Independent Hard Rain live review
**** The Times Hard Rain live review
**** The Daily Mirror Hard Rain album review
**** The Independent Hard Rain album review
**** I Paper Hard Rain album review
**** Jazzwise Hard Rain album review
8/10 Uncut Hard Rain album review
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Barb plays London, Liverpool, Newbury, Bury St Edmunds, Corby, Camberley, Richmond and more
Barb Jungr Transformed the Music of Nina Simone, Bob Dylan, and Leonard Cohen for City of London. Alex Ramon's reviews of Barb Jungr's City of London Festival shows (Nina Simone and Dylan and Cohen). Read it here »
Barb Jungr Live: Lilac Wine, Wichita Lineman and I Saw The Light, made by and with Simon Wallace and Davide Mantovani.
Barb Jungr: My Funny Valentine: Songs for the Wild At Heart, Purcell Room, London reviewed on PopMatters.com
Barb has jointly won the Broadway World Award with Sean Harkness and Karen Oberlin for best cabaret CD of 2014.
Examiner.com feature on Hard Rain win »
Barb Jungr's contemporary arrangement of the songs of Bob Dylan and Leonard Cohen was eighteen months in the making - and here she explains what went into her hard hitting album Hard Rain, featuring their political and philosophical songs.
Film by Matt Lynch.
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Barb's last CD - Stockport To Memphis (available from Naim Jazz) is the superb album from the magnificent, mesmerising and magical Barb Jungr, one of the world’s foremost interpreters of song.
The greatest musical thing to come out of Rochdale since Gracie Fields Matthew Sweet, BBC 3
One of the best interpreters of Jacques Brel and Bob Dylan anywhere on this angst ridden planet today. Village Voice, New York
Hard Rain wins Broadway World Award for best cabaret CD of 2014
Time Out New York - Best Cabaret CD of the Year 2010
Once again Barb featured in Time Out New York's best of the year 2010 with Best Cabaret CD of the Year - Barb Jungr, The Men I Love. The superb English singer showed off her infinite variety with lush, insightful reinventions of songs by Dylan, Springsteen, Cohen and more.
Best Cabaret 2008 - Time Out New York
No 2 Best Cabaret 2009 - Time Out New York for ‘The Men I Love’ at The Café Carlyle
Nightlife Award for Outstanding Cabaret Vocalist 2008
Backstage Award for Best International Artist 2003
Bob Dylan, jazz, northern soul, Nina Simone and continental Europe’s cabaret music perform a subtle dance in Jungr’s consciousness. The Guardian
A fantastic English singer... I was just amazed by her voice...
Jeremy Irons - Desert Island Discs
Possibly our best interpreter of Dylan’s songs. Billy Bragg
Brings the same creativity for reinterpretation and re-examination that Ella Fitzgerald brought to Cole Porter.
The Wall Street Journal