Award-winning singer & writer

One of the most extraordinary British performers of her generation. Barb Jungr’s formidable talent as a singer, composer and lyricist is only outshined by her ability to re-interpret familiar songs and reveal new depths of meaning and beauty.  Internationally acclaimed, Jungr continues to evolve her signature style while her transcendent artistry both live and recorded continues to delight audiences.

“The brilliant jazz singer on world-beating form. Barb Jungr proves she's a genuine jazz marvel... A true musical alchemist” - The Telegraph

Whether you are just discovering her work for the first time or you are one of her world-wide legion of die-hard fans, whether she is premiering brand-new, original material or revisiting treasured classics from her five decades of performance, an evening spent with Barb Jungr will be a revelation.

 One of Britain’s greatest interpreters of song, Barb fearlessly tackles the greats, wrestling the Gods of the musical firmament, stripping them down to the lyrical heart and showing us layers of meaning and feeling that have lain buried under the encrustation of familiarity and nostalgia. Barb "finds confessional depths in Bob Dylan and Jacques Brel that no one else can see" (Clive Davis, The Sunday Times). She brings this same mixture of fierce intelligence, deep empathy, amassed wisdom, and outright audacity to everything she touches, whether dissecting Dylan’s almost impenetrable poetry or adapting a beloved children’s picture book for the stage. If she sang “Happy Birthday” to you, she would somehow reveal new depths to the lyrics; you and the audience would come away thoroughly convinced that you had never understood the song, before!

With deep musical roots (her grandmother was a renowned whistler, in a country long since erased from the map) and a career spanning decades and continents and musical genres, Barb Jungr defies categorisation or compartmentalisation, though many have tried. 

“A true musical alchemist,” proclaimed The Telegraph. "Bob Dylan, jazz, northern soul, Nina Simone and continental Europe’s cabaret music perform a subtle dance in Jungr’s consciousness” observed The Guardian.

Already an acclaimed folk and cabaret singer, composer, and songwriter with an impressive collection of awards and accolades, Barb broke new ground in 2002 with her first Bob Dylan collection, Every Grain Of Sand. Now hailed as a modern classic, it was described by the Wall Street Journal as “the most significant vocal album of the 21st Century” and was named as one of the Top 10 albums of the year in both the Sunday Times and Daily Telegraph.

Since then, Barb has continued to bring her clarity of vision and diction not only to Bob Dylan and Leonard Cohen, but to Elvis, The Beatles, Nina Simone, Paul Simon, and Bruce Springsteen, among others, in a score of critically acclaimed albums and live shows that have sold out on four continents. 

“In her ability to revitalize familiar songs . . . . Jungr has a magic touch. From within the most seemingly trivial love song, she uncovered a stunning depth and complexity of feeling. For a dedicated song aficionado, it was like finding gold in a well-worked mine” (Stephen Holden, New York Times).

Astonishingly, as she sings into her seventies, Barb’s voice is as powerful, nuanced, and mesmerizing as ever, and she brings a physical energy that radiates from the stage and infuses the audience. “On stage she's a lioness" (Sydney Morning Herald). However you choose to categorize her, it won’t be “easy listening.” Barb grabs you two-fisted by the heart and whisks you along with her on a musical rollercoaster ride as she effortlessly blends jazz virtuosity and formidable gospel soul power with her trademark breezy cabaret chutzpah. She is “a one woman emotional enema” said Julian Clary. You will laugh. You will cry. You will rage. You will go “Wait, what?” And you will walk away a fan.