With rave international reviews and two prestigious New York awards (2008 Nightlife Award for Outstanding Cabaret Vocalist and Best International Artist 2003 Backstage Award), Barb Jungr is renowned for her unique vocal style, interpretation of song and radical approach to arrangements.
Wall Street Journal describes her as an artist who “brings the same creativity for reinterpretation and re-examination that Ella Fitzgerald brought to Cole Porter”, commending her last album, a personal take on the songs of Bob Dylan, as “the most significant vocal album of the 21st century thus far”.
Born and raised in Stockport and Rochdale, Barb’s autumn 2012released album on NaimJazz, Stockport to Memphis charts both a real and symbolic journey of self discovery for both herself and her family who escaped war-torn Europe to start a new life in the UK. In a significant new direction, Barb included five of her own songs in the collection and had a busy schedule of live dates through the year including performances in Indianapolis, Toronto, a nationwide tour of Australia and an autumn tour of the UK with a week long season in New York Christmas 2013 at Christmas.
She contributed voice, percussion and harmonica to Robb Johnson’s Gentle Men CD to be launched in November 2013.
In addition Jungr co-adapted and wrote the songs for ‘We’re Going on a Bear Hunt’ for The Little Angel Theatre which ran for 3 months in London and tours the UK in autumn and winter, 2013. Jungr’s ongoing songwriting commission Deep Roots Tall Trees, in Corby, Northamptonshire, will result in a concert in November 2013, and spring 2014.
Barb Jungr is a patron of The London Festival of Cabaret and performs a season at Soho Theatre at the end of October.