CURRENTLY TOURING SHOWS
Shows available in 2022/23/24 for Festivals, Concert Halls, Theatres, Arts Centres, Jazz Clubs, Cabaret Rooms and Corporate Bookings:
DYLAN AND COHEN AND LOVE
BARB JUNGR SINGS BOB DYLAN
TAKE THIS LONGING - Barb Jungr sings Leonard Cohen
“Possibly our greatest interpreter of Dylan’s songs” – Billy Bragg
“A true musical alchemist, she is truly a marvel, who should not be missed” (Telegraph)
“Barb Jungr interprets [Dylan and Cohen’s] work with a ferocity and truthfulness that demolishes every cover version you’ve ever heard" (New York Times)
“one of the world's great cabaret singers… a genuine original, deploying warmth, high drama and sensitive musicality to reinvent everything she sings” (Time Out New York)
“it’s as if Edith Piaf and Nick Cave had a love-child, who was adopted by Carmen McRae” (Glam Adelaide)
What you might know is that singer, performer and recording artist 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). 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.
Below are short descriptions of all Barb’s shows available for touring in 2022/23/24, both in the UK and internationally.
For all of these shows, both in the UK and internationally, Barb is usually accompanied by piano, double bass, percussion, or any combination of these. She collaborates with the very best jazz musicians in the UK and USA. These artists include – on piano Laurence Hobgood and Barry Green; on double bass Dudley Phillips and Davide Mantovani; on percussion Oli Savill and Winston Torres. The exception is the collaboration between Barb and John McDaniel (piano and vocals), which includes their Beatles spectacular Come Together, and their latest show featuring the songs of Sting, Float Like A Butterfly.
These shows are suitable for all sizes of stage and many performance contexts: festivals, concert halls, jazz clubs, theatres, arts centres, cabaret rooms and private / corporate events.