Barb Jungr To Perform “Shelter From The Storm” at Pizza Express Live
Barb Jungr ' Shelter From The Storm' - songs of hope for troubled times, featuring Jamie Safir on piano and Davide Mantovani on bass, arranged by jazz giant Lawrence Hobgood. Considered to be the finest cabaret singer in recent times, Jungr is renowned for her unique vocal style, interpretation of song and radical approach to arrangements. For 'Shelter From The Storm', her twentieth album, Jungr tapped into New York's dynamic jazz scene and joined hands across the Atlantic in a major collaboration with Hobgood. The resulting record and accompanying performances were the American progressive and contemporary jazz piano virtuoso's first major collaboration since his Grammy award-winning work with Kurt Elling.
Across her 40-year, award-winning career, Barb Jungr is internationally celebrated for combining immaculate vocal technique, impassioned performance, piercing insight and beautifully unexpected musical arrangements to reinterpret European and American popular songs for which The New York Times described as ”revelatory”. As a live performer, Barb is funny, and hilarious. 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, Barb’s ability to deliver engaging shows, maximising the environment in and out of the performance space, is second to none.
“The hits are here but a number of the lesser-known songs suggest that Jungr has paid careful attention to all the texts, stripping each one down to the bare essentials and singing them with an insight and a rawness and emotional energy that she can truly call her own.” Musical Theatre Review
“From the somewhat menacing pulse of “Every Breath You Take” to the gently lyrical “Fields of Gold,” McDaniel is totally in tune with Jungr’s way of interpreting and communicating the meaning of a song. Whatever new and surprising direction this collaboration takes, it certainly seems to be a match made in musical heaven.” Theatrelife
“Typically fearless Barb throws herself in the deep end of a song and whether it's in the angst of 'King of Pain' or a jaundiced witty take on 'Every Little Thing (He) Does is Magic' she makes them her own.” The American
"it’s as if Edith Piaf and Nick Cave had a love-child, who was adopted by Carmen McRae” (Glam Adelaide)
”the alchemist among jazz singers… electrifying… the top rank of jazz singers… she is truly a marvel, who should not be missed” (Telegraph)