Award-winning singer & writer
One of the most accomplished British singers 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”
Welcome to the new, easy use website - where you will find all upcoming live dates here, new reviews for our recent performance of Barb Jungr Sings Leonard Cohen at Crazy Coqs here and videos here.
I am thrilled to be performing at the brilliant Verdict Jazz Club in Brighton on the 4th March with my trio of Jenny Carr, Dudley Phillips and Jonathan Lee. Jenny and I will perform a rare outing of my Chansons material featuring particularly my wonderful translations and arrangements of the work of the legendary Jacques Brel at our wonderful London venue Crazy Coqs on the 31st March. Tickets are selling fast we hope you can book now.
It is with great joy I can report that our production of Jack V Giant is now on running at `Polka Children’s Theatre in Wimbledon. Please see a lovely review from London 1 here. It is for children 4 and up but really perfect for those 5 and 6 year olds. The Smartest Giant in Town is nationally on tour and has charmed audiences everywhere. The Singing Mermaid is on tour and we have such great actors and puppeteers I hope you can bring children and grandchildren.
We are also very excited that our show "The Smartest Giant In Town" has been nominated for a 2023 Olivier Award.
Please do spread the work to anyone you think may like our work and also please remember everything I have recorded is available on Apple Music and all streaming services - set me up on your Alexa or Google play I shall be super happy!
Let spring come soon, and may your March be lovely,
see you at a show I hope,
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Barb Jungr sings Leonard Cohen
Barb's first live recording of ever. The EP features 5 tracks (6 songs) never before recorded by Barb. Go on, give it a listen and then share it withe everyone you know!
It was recorded live by Tom Sochas at The Crazy Coqs on 2nd September 2022 and mastered and mixed by Christoph Bracher.
Barb Jungr - Vocals/Jenny Carr - Piano
Over The Bridge
Barb is thrilled to release an old Jungr and Parker recording that has been unavailable for many years. Over The Bridge features Michael Parker and Barb’s talents as songwriters, arrangers and musicians.
Famous Blue Raincoat
In August 2021 Barb released the second track as part of her new collection on Kristalyn Records.
Once again Jenny Carr is on piano, with Dudley Phillips on bass and Christoph Bracher producing, Here, Leonard Cohen’s extraordinary treatise on love and pain is given a whole new interpretation.
10 best Dylan covers
Barb’s versions of Dylan’s I’ll Be Your Baby Tonight was hailed as one of the ten best Dylan covers amongst Johnny Cash, Bryan Ferry, Jimi Hendrix, Stevie Wonder and more...
On 28th May Barb released the title track of her new collection Forgetful Heart on Kristalyn Records.
With Jenny Carr on piano, Dudley Phillips on bass and percussion and Christoph Bracher producing, this Bob Dylan song opens into new life. Barb said “Forgetful Heart was suggested to me by the editors of the upcoming Dylan At 80 book for which I wrote an essay on Dylan and love. My own Forgetful Heart loves this song and I hope you will, too.”
Dancing In The Dark
Bruce Springsteen’s classic song, on Kristalyn Records (KristaDB1). Recorded with and produced by Simon Wallace, with video by Simon and all made during lockdown, when we were all Dancing in the Dark?
In My Troubled Days
Barb released In My Troubled Days in early April 2020. The single is a duet with the wonderful Fourth Choir, with a video and a link for choral arrangements by John McDaniel.
BOB, BREL AND ME
Released Autumn 2019
Broadway World review of Bob, Brel and Me at Joe’s Pub NYC - Feb 2020
Barb Jungr's committed performances of material by Bob Dylan, Jacques Brel, and herself make for a powerful set. Her delightfully quirky humor, with some cutely bristling impatience at the folly of human nature, is welcome comic relief between highly emotional, word-dense songs. Whether cheeky or choked-up with feeling, this artist (I don't use the word casually) commands attention and affection. Read full review
Kind of Jazz ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Barb's voice in fine fettle, and as always, her read on the lyrics is spot-on.
The vocals are powerfully delivered in Barb Jungr’s inimitable style – classy, full on, a touch of the mischievous and complete conviction.
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