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Barb Jungr

Barb Jungr

Britain's foremost chansonnier and song stylist, Barb Jungr, is one of the country's finest interpreters of contemporary song. Always original and inventive, Jungr has drawn comparisons with Nina Simone and Peggy Lee.



Hard Rain
Hard Rain
Barb Jungr sings select songs from Leonard Cohen and Bob Dylan's extensive back catalogue. 

KLDB1  

Linn 40th Anniversary Collection
Linn 40th Anniversary Collection
Linn celebrates its 40th anniversary with a limited edition collection bursting with stand-out music 

AKD 425  

The Super Audio Collection Volume 5 Sampler
The Super Audio Collection Volume 5 Sampler
An impressive new collection showcasing the best of Linn Record's artists. 

AKP 389  

Man In The Long Black Coat
Man In The Long Black Coat
Includes four never heard before recorded tracks. 

BKD 386  

Man in the Long Black Coat four track EP
Man in the Long Black Coat four track EP
Four never heard before recorded tracks 

LEP 386  

Just Like A Woman - Hymn To Nina
Just Like A Woman - Hymn To Nina
Barb Jungr interprets material associated with her heroine, Nina Simone. 

BKD 309  

Super Audio Surround Collection Vol 3 sampler
Super Audio Surround Collection Vol 3 sampler
a stunning new collection of demonstration quality tracks that showcase our artists at their best 

AKP 305  

Walking In The Sun
Walking In The Sun
A unique voice at the heart of powerful gospel and blues lyrics. 

BKD 283  

Super Audio Surround Collection Vol 2 sampler
Super Audio Surround Collection Vol 2 sampler
The second disc in the highly popular SACD sampler series. A great overview of the best of Linn. 

AKP 284  

Girl Talk
Girl Talk
Britain's best dressed divas sing Bacharach, Sondheim and Tamla Motown. 

AKD 279  

Girl Talk
Girl Talk
Britain's best dressed divas sing Bacharach, Sondheim and Tamla Motown. 

AKD 274  

Love Me Tender
Love Me Tender
Britain's foremost chansonnier with a song-styled take on material sung by Elvis Presley. 

BKD 255  

Linn 'Selektions' The Surround Sound sampler
Linn 'Selektions' The Surround Sound sampler
A superb collection of tracks from Linn's Super Audio CD catalogue. 

AKP 245  

Every Grain of Sand: Barb Jungr Sings Bob Dylan
Every Grain of Sand: Barb Jungr Sings Bob Dylan
The cult classic album of song-styled material from the Bob Dylan songbook. 

AKD 230  

Waterloo Sunset
Waterloo Sunset
Exploring the themes of hidden emotions through classic, yet modern lyrics. 

BKD 222  

Linn Records Sampler
Linn Records Sampler
Linn Records sampler with highlights from the Jazz, Classical and Scottish catalogue. 

AKP 175  

Chanson: The Space In Between
Chanson: The Space In Between
An original take on the songs of Jacques Brel by the Queen of Cabaret. 

BKD 129  

 ‘She draws out the stories the words tell with the focus of a fine actress.' Downbeat Magazine

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. Her acclaimed releases on Linn Records and Naim Label, and 'revelatory' live performances have brought her to audiences all around the world.

Barb celebrated 2011 touring the UK extensively with a new Bob Dylan collection, performing the show Girl Talk with Mari Wilson and Gwyneth Herbert, and collaborating with Kuljit Bhamra and Simon Wallace on Durga Rising. The album The Man In The Long Black Coat - Barb Jungr Sings Bob Dylan was released in May 2011 by Linn Records to excellent reviews and she toured throughout the UK and to the USA in autumn 2011, performing for the first time in LA and Austin with return appearances in San Francisco and a 2 week run in New York. 

'One of the best interpreters of Jacques Brel and Bob Dylan anywhere on this angst ridden planet today' (Village Voice, New York) and 'one of the best nightclub singers in the world' (Time Out New York), Jungr is 'a fearless iconoclast who dives into the deepest waters of popular song to wrest exotic treasure from the ocean floor' (The New York Times). Her earlier Dylan collection, Barb Jungr Sings Bob Dylan: Every Grain of Sand (Linn Records 2002), which the Wall Street Journal called 'the most significant vocal album of the 21st century thus far,' is now regarded as a cult classic album.

Born and raised Rochdale and Stockport, Barb has worked with many of the finest musicians and composers in the UK (including Mark Anthony Turnage who wrote ‘About Water' for her to sing at the re-opening of The South Bank with the London Symphonietta), has toured all over the world with the British Council in the 1990s (Malawi, Cameroon, Yemen, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, Cote D'Ivoire, Sudan), appeared in Australia (2006, 2007 and a sellout tour in 2010), toured  across Norway and Holland and performs regularly in New York and across the United States (several seasons at The Cafe Carlyle and Metropolitan Room and Joe's Pub, New York, Catalina's in LA, Rrazz Room in San Francisco and for Austin Cabaret).

As a writer and lyricist, Barb's credits include The Jungle Book (Birmingham Stage Company), The Fabulous Flutterbys (The Little Angel Theatre), Cinderella, Beauty and The Beast and Dick Whittington for The Newbury Corn Exchange, and Mabel Stark Tiger Tamer currently in development for Northampton Royal and Derngate.

Barb lives in London.


For further information - www.barbjungr.com
Preview Barb Jungr's New Album
05 February 2014
Go Behind The Scenes of 'Hard Rain'
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Barb Jungr live on BBC Radio 4
28 June 2013
on Saturday 29th June
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Barb Jungr returns to the Edinburgh Fringe
31 July 2012
Hear her live at The Queen's Hall
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Hear Barb Jungr live on BBC Radio
23 March 2012
Tune in to Radio 2
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Barb Jungr nominated for a MAC award
02 March 2012
NY show is a contender
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Barb live on YouTube
20 February 2012
five new videos added
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Barb Jungr voted Number 1
12 December 2011
By Time Out New York
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Barb Jungr wows the crowds Stateside
02 November 2011
All the critics love Barb's Dylan show...
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Barb Jungr on BBC Radio Scotland & BBC Radio 3 Nightwaves
27 May 2011
Barb on Bob Dylan
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Barb's Dylan show is the number two choice in Time Out
18 May 2011
25th May at Purcell Room, London
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Barb Jungr's Album Launch in London!
21 March 2011
Barb Jungr sings Bob Dylan
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Barb Jungr plays in 4 major US cities
25 November 2010
tour kicks off on 28th November
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Barb Jungr live in the US
14 September 2009
new dates announced
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Linn Jazz artists live in Scotland
21 April 2009
Jazz International presents spring concerts
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Barb Jungr premieres her new show in New York
03 March 2009
Barb makes her Cafe Carlyle debut
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Barb Jungr on the IOS Hot List
16 February 2009
Barb is 'hot' in 2009
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Barb Jungr Makes New York Return
28 January 2009
Busy touring schedule to include Big Apple dates.
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Barb Jungr Residency at The Carlyle New York
16 January 2009
Prestigious dates cement artist Stateside status.
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Barb Jungr Time Out New York Accolade
17 December 2008
Singer named "Best Cabaret of 2008" in Time Out New York.
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This Is Cabaret
'Clearly, there is nothing this woman cannot sing. Perfectly'
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The Independent
'Jungr's extraordinary interpretations of songs such as "Every Grain of Sand" and "Sara" have seen her elected to an elite company of memorable cover artists.'
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nuvo.net
Live Review: 'She is simply, yet radiantly, a singer'
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SA-CD.net
4 Stars
'...the performance is mesmerizing'
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Nightlife Exchange
'There are many highlights and surprises in this profoundly original approach to Dylan.'
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Cover Me Songs
'A dusky gem.'
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GQ
'...the best album I've heard.'


Broadway World
'Jungr doesn't just interpret Dylan songs, she re-imagines them'
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I heart the road
'Her voice is pure and holds that languid quality that have jettisoned stars like Colbie Caillat to Lana Del Rey to the top in recent years.'
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New York Theater Examiner
'The arrangements and interpretations are unique and lovely, heart wrenching, funny and satirical'
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The Examiner
'This gal is a most unique experience you'd want to have.'
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The Times
4 Stars
'[Barb] teases out every nuance in a Dylan lyric as she reshapes it to her own ends.'
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Halesowen news
"...Barb is at her most affecting..."
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Theater Scene
Cabaret Roundup: Best of 2011: "Her performances have become iconic."
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John Shelton Ivany Top 21
'One of the greatest albums of the year.'
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NY Theatre Wire
'...Jungr's inspired interpretations of Dylan's songs make her performance electrifying.'
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The Martin Report
"...she has emerged as one part educator, one part icon"
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Times Square Chronicles
'A righteous revelation'
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Times Square Chronicles
"...Jungr doesn't just interpret 13 Dylan classics, she re-imagines them"
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Woman Around Town
'Barb's enthralling'
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Cabaret Scenes
"Jungr knocks it out of the park..."
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Cabaret Confessional
She is dazzling...a phenomenal master song interpreter and stylist.
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Wolf Entertainment Guide
'It is exciting to savor what Jungr does with Dylan"
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Wall Street Journal
"She sings with a passion and tenderness that not even Mr. Dylan himself could have imagined"
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NY Culture
"...the most significant vocal album of the 21st century thus far"
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New York Post
"Bob Dylan's songs are a-changin' when Barb Jungr tries them on."
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New York Times
"Barb Jungr delivered a fiery personal tutorial on Mr. Dylan"
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Cabaret Scenes
'At full throttle, she's enthralling.'
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The Village Voice
Bob Dylan Gets The British Female Treatment! Fab!
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The Art of the Torch Singer
'...Jungr pursues the truth in the lyrics with a spirit of adventure and a musicality that is always intriguing...'
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remotegoat.co.uk
5 Stars
'...Barb Jungr who eclipses them all.'
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Liverpool Daily Post
'She is a brilliant interpreter of contemporary songs.'
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Liverpool Echo
'A CD landed on my desk that I just couldn’t stop playing...'
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threeweeks.co.uk
'Barb Jungr was joined on stage by Simon Wallace on the keys in an absolutely captivating cover of Bob Dylan.'


Dark Chat
4½ Stars
'No-one should be surprised by her ability to inhabit a song and turn a perennial favourite upside down and inside out with a great arrangement...'
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The Independent
4 Stars
"Except for Dylan himself on a good night, this is the best way to hear his songs."
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TimeOut London
'...one of the strongest voices in international cabaret performance.'
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The American
"What Jungr brings to the songs is a forensic skill at unpacking the poetry married to great musicianship."
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Jazzwise
"If you've yet to enter Barb Jungr's musical universe, then this paean to Dylan is just about the perfect place to start."
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Record Collector
5 Stars
"...her own voice and delivery is unique..."
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The British Theatre Guide
'...imagine a smoky, powerful, jazzy, gospel mix...'
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O's Place Jazz Magazine
'When she hits it right, Jungr strikes gold.'
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Choice Magazine
'...proving not just what gifted interpreted Barb Jungr is, but the timeless, infinitely malleable, nature of the songs themselves.'
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Herald Scotland
'Jungr sings Dylan's words quite beautifully, which the man himself, well, can't.'
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The Sunday Times
4 Stars
'...the musicianship is never less than first-rate.'
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The Independent
"her deconstructed jazz takes...allow new slants to seep into the songs"
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Cabaret Confessional
'...superb interpretations that deliver every song's story in the most unexpect ways.'
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BBC Online
"As a Dylan interpreter, Jungr is right up there with Simone or The Byrds."
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6moons.com
Blue Moon Award: '...[Barb] found new and unexplored depth.'
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Slipped Disc (Norman Lebrecht's Blog)
'Far better to sample Barb Jungr’s sophisticated re-interpretations of Dylan classics, with supple vocal and sensitive instrumentation.'


In Tune
...warmhearted celebration
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London Jazz
...a delicious mixture of tones and colours
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Girl Singers
"...this recording takes Dylan's work to some surprising new places, and is very highly recommended."
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Record Collector
'So persuasively did Jungr inhabit the songs that...one entertained the thought that she might have understood them better than their author.'
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The Times
'But the musicianship, was unfailingly impressive.'
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The Stage
'...never ceases to amaze.'
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The Telegraph
4 Stars
"Communicating real, heart-felt emotion is what this cabaret singer is all about."
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Bebop Spoken Here
...I can only describe the experience as WOW! See her for yourself.
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Record Collector
5 Stars
"Jungr is the perfect club singer..."
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Newbury Today
...as good a set as we have heard
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New York Theatre Wire
"after hearing Jungr's rendition of a song, one's impression of its emotional and musical message is changed forever."
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Cabaret Hotline
"Ms. Junger gave us an evening that was thrilling and fresh from start to encore."
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Village Voice
she's never content to skim the surfaces
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Newbury Weekly News
"Catch her while you can."
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Kerr's Corner
"This passionate lady had the audience eating out of her hand..."
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Scots Gay
"a superbly talented songstress"
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The Wiltshire Times
"Apart from having a tremendous voice, extraordinary vocal range and great taste, she is an intelligent interpreter of songs."
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TheaterScene.net
"It doesn't get much better."
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Time Out New York
"One of the very best nightclub singers in the world...Barb Jungr is special."
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Broadway World
"...[Barb's] earned every inch she's claimed on the cabaret ladder."
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Cabaret Scenes
"...truthful and engaging at every turn."
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Wolf Entertainment Guide
"In this fabled night spot she brings a burst of freshness..."
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Theatre Mania
"This is not only a show you should see; it's a show you will love!"
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Curtain Up
Barb Jungr wowed the audience
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BroadwayWorld.com
the show has earned through-the-roof notices
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Wolf Entertainment Guide
She makes each number decidedly her own.
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Cabaret Scenes
Not often do you hear a singer with her own style, singular and unmistakable
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Three Weeks
5 Stars
Barb Jungr Sings Nina Simone - live at Edinburgh Festival Fringe
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Coda (Ireland)
Simply an exceptional interpreter.
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Rock 'n' Reel
3 Stars
Barb Jungr, who has previously interpreted Bob Dylan and Jacques Brel, pays homage to Nina Simone over eleven songs.
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Atlantic Audio Society
She makes the often-copied songs her very own.
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High Fidelity (Poland)
4½ Stars
A superb review in this Polish audiophile publication.
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The Jazz Rag
A constantly-gripping programme.
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Jazzwise
3 Stars
Jungr's phrasing and ability to slide across end rhymes in to the next line are the stuff of revelation.
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Record Collector
4 Stars
A fabulous new album by Barb Jungr
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The Independent
Jazz Album of the Week: Classy doesn't begin to sum it up.
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The Times
3 Stars
Imaginative arrangements of tunes associated with Nina Simone.
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The Scotsman
3 Stars
At first glance the title might lead you to expect another foray into Dylan territory, but the sub-title. "Hymn to Nina", reveals the real subject of this latest outing.
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Blues Art Journal
Nina's fans will be delighted with this joyous set, as no doubt will be Barb's too.
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Scotland on Sunday
3 Stars
Jungr's pure, throaty vocals have a fluidity and agility which allow her to pull off the trickiest numbers with graceful ease.
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Evening Standard
Barb Jungr is neither jazz diva nor blues belter, but she does have a compelling way of injecting truth into a song.
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The Sunday Times
4 Stars
The real pleasure lies in the typically thoughtful juxtapositions of material
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The Independent
4 Stars
The most startling pieces here are the medleys.
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Uncut
Brave Simone tribute from classy British-based jazz singer.
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The Melbourne Age
the singer has been enthralling audiences with her mesmerising live shows
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Sydney Morning Herald
An English singer with a delicious sense of humour to back up her unique interpretative powers.
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www.smarthouse.com
The result is a crisp, vivacious and full bodied sound that grips from the first track. Superb.
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The Age Green Guide
4 Stars
Jungr possesses a smoothly seductive contralto spanning a formidable musical range
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East Anglian Daily Times
Singer Barb Jungr's enthusiasm for her music is infectious and within seconds of taking to the microphone at the Boxford Fleece she had the sell-out crowd transfixed.
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The First Post
Buy this instead of the next Norah Jones album.
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High Fidelity Review
Barb Jungr knows how to give a song a personality.
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Audiophile Audition
The resulting sounds are irresistible.
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Rainbow Network
It's a thrill to hear her on such a lovely recording.
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Sunday Times
An astute interpreter of chanson, folk, blues, jazz and show tunes.
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Jazzwise
Her most compellingly sung and intensely vital collection to date.
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Daily Express
The magnificent Barb Jungr.
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BBC Online
Her latest offering on Linn Records will take some beating.
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HMV Choice
Another essential album from an artist not afraid to search, explore, stretch and expand the boundaries of her musical comfort zone.
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All About Jazz.com
Jungr has again come up with a winning formula.
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Audiophile Audition
Done with such raw emotion, that I can't visualize it being sung by Elvis.
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O's Place Newsletter
Jungr pays homage to the King.
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Live Review
Very special.
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High Fidelity
The technical side is awe inspiring, while it enhances the musical content.
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AudioEnz - New Zealand
The recording is superb - of demonstration quality.
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The Singer
Paring his greatest hits down to their bare essentials
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The Scotsman
An article by Barb Jungr.
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Daily Express
A must-have. ****
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Record Collector
An adroit interpreter of the songs of others.
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HMV Choice
Widely regarded as Britain’s most gifted song stylist
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www.backstage.com
Major talent here, folks.
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All Music Guide
Another exquisite, at times astonishing, album from Miss Jungr.
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The Stage
Rendering it anew in such a startlingly personal way that it is utterly reinvigorated
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The Times
Jungr could teach Madonna a thing or two about how to convey sensuality through words alone.
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Bloomberg News
If you've ever wondered how an artist can transform your view of a song, catch Jungr in concert.
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Time Out
You'll find a depth in these songs never previously imagined.
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Whitstable Times
A different kind of tribute to the King
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Jazz at Ronnie Scott's
One of Europe's most intriguing and intelligent interpreters of the contemporary song.
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Yorkshire Post
She makes them sound as if they were written just for her.
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The Sunday Times
An art-song sensibility tinged with cultured R&B.
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Arts East
Britain’s leading chansonnier.
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The Stage
startling for both its emotional intensity and rich musicality
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Jazz Times
Jungr navigates the soft-flowing tide of Ray Davies' title tune with wistful contentment
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Variety
Wider Stateside recognition is in order.
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Jazz at Ronnie Scott's
Jungr confirms her reputation as a peerless interpreter of the classic modern song
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Mojo
Jungr knows a good song when she sings it
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Jazz Views
her command of expression earns her a place in this super-league of female singers
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Jazz Review
unrivalled for her ability to inhabit a song's emotional world
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3WBC 94.1 FM, Melbourne, Australia
What could be better than this album
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The Times
The thinking person's cabaret singer
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Record Collector
Another side of Barb Jungr
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HiFi News
you're in for a treat
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O's Place jazz Newsletter
4 Stars
12 classics sung with great emotion
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Daily Telegraph
her version of Waterloo Sunset shines out
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Jazzwise
Beeline time.
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HMV Choice
This CD should both satisfy Jungr fans and surprise Dylan diehards
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Mojo
The kind of voice that many more should get around to hearing.
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Amazon.co.uk
An intriguing outing into Dylan territory.
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The Guardian
(A) haunting collection of 15 Dylan numbers.
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Jazz Views website
Jungr is one of the most talented current British female singers.
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The Times
Jungr's sensual performance casts the songs in a fresh light.
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The Sunday Times
the renditions are sensitively handled
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Women in Music Magazine
This is a stunning album
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09 August 2014 to 09 August 2014
England, London
Vortex Jazz Bar, London, England, United Kingdom
Barb Jungr Hard Rain: The songs of Bob Dylan and Leonard Cohen

09 August 2014 to 09 August 2014
England, London
The Vortex Jazz Bar, London England United Kimgdom
Barb Jungr Hard Rain

23 August 2014 to 23 August 2014
Northern Ireland
TBA, Corby, Northern Ireland
Deep Roots Tall Trees - 136 Flags with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

07 September 2014 to 07 September 2014
England, London
Crazy Coqs, London, England, United Kingdom
Barb Jungr and friends

13 September 2014 to 13 September 2014
England
The Courthouse, Otley, England, United Kingdom
Barb Jungr Hard Rain: The songs of Bob Dylan and Leonard Cohen

14 September 2014 to 14 September 2014
England
The Brunswick, Brighton, England, United Kingdom
Barb Jungr Hard Rain: The songs of Bob Dylan and Leonard Cohen

18 September 2014 to 18 September 2014
England
Komedia, Bath, United Kingdom
Barb Jungr Hard Rain: The songs of Bob Dylan and Leonard Cohen

20 September 2014 to 20 September 2014
England
TBC, St Bees Cumbria England United Kingdom
Barb Jungr Hard Rain

26 September 2014 to 26 September 2014
England
New Greenham Arts Centre, Newbury, England, United Kindom
Barb Jungr special

30 September 2014 to 30 September 2014
England, London
Crazy Coqs, London, England, United Kingdom
Barb Jungr Hard Rain: The songs of Bob Dylan and Leonard Cohen

01 October 2014 to 05 October 2014
England, London
Crazy Coqs, London, England, United Kingdom
Barb Jungr Hard Rain: The songs of Bob Dylan and Leonard Cohen

10 October 2014 to 10 October 2014
England
Electric Palace, Bridport Dorset England United Kingdom
Barb Jungr Hard Rain

11 October 2014 to 11 October 2014
England
The Old Town Hall Arts Centre, Hemel Hempstead England United Kingdom
Barb Jungr Hard Rain

23 October 2014 to 23 October 2014
England
The Cast Theatre, Doncaster England United Kingdom
Barb Jungr Hard Rain

28 October 2014 to 09 November 2014
North America
59E59th Theatres, Theater B, New York, USA
Barb Jungr Hard Rain: The songs of Bob Dylan and Leonard Cohen

14 November 2014 to 14 November 2014
England
South Holland Arts Centre, Spalding Lincolnshire England United Kingdom
Barb Jungr Hard Rain

16 November 2014 to 16 November 2014
England, London
St James Theatre, London England United Kingdom
Barb Jungr London Jazz Festival Special

21 November 2014 to 21 November 2014
England
The Ropetackle Arts Centre, Shoreham, England, United Kingdom
Barb Jungr Hard Rain: the songs of Bob Dylan and Leonard Cohen

06 December 2014 to 06 December 2014
England
The Pound Arts Centre, Corsham England United Kingdom
Barb Jungr Hard Rain

07 December 2014 to 07 December 2014
England, London
Crazy Coqs Cabaret, London England United Kingdom
Woman to Woman Christmas Special with Mari Wilson

12 December 2014 to 12 December 2014
England
Komedia, Brighton England United Kingdom
Woman to Woman Christmas Special

13 December 2014 to 13 December 2014
England, London
Vortex Jazz Club, London England United Kingdom
Woman to Woman Christmas Special

17 December 2014 to 17 December 2014
England
The Cinnamon Club, Altrincham England United Kingdom
Woman to Woman Christmas Special

19 December 2014 to 19 December 2014
England
New Greenham Arts, Newbury England United Kingdom
Woman to Woman Christmas Special

21 December 2014 to 21 December 2014
England
The Music Room Pizza Express, Maidstone England United Kingdom
Woman to Woman Christmas Special

Barb Jungr talks Nina Simone
02 April 2008
Barb chats about her new album "Just like a woman"
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