Barb Jungr

Artist & Festival Director
Artist & Festival Director

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"The brilliant jazz singer on world-beating form. Barb Jungr proves she's a genuine jazz marvel... A true musical alchemist."

The Telegraph

One of the most extraordinary British performers 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.

One of Britain’s greatest interpreters of song, Barb fearlessly tackles the greats, wrestling the Gods of the musical firmament, stripping them down to the lyrical heart and showing us layers of meaning and feeling that have lain buried under the encrustation of familiarity and nostalgia. Barb "finds confessional depths in Bob Dylan and Jacques Brel that no one else can see" (Clive Davis, The Sunday Times).

Already an acclaimed folk and cabaret singer, composer, and songwriter with an impressive collection of awards and accolades, Barb broke new ground in 2002 with her first Bob Dylan collection, Every Grain Of Sand. Now hailed as a modern classic, it was described by the Wall Street Journal as “the most significant vocal album of the 21st Century” and was named as one of the Top 10 albums of the year in both the Sunday Times and Daily Telegraph.

Since then, Barb has continued to bring her clarity of vision and diction not only to Bob Dylan and Leonard Cohen, but to Elvis, The Beatles, Nina Simone, Paul Simon, and Bruce Springsteen, among others, in a score of critically acclaimed albums and live shows that have sold out on four continents.

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“In her ability to revitalize familiar songs ... Jungr has a magic touch. From within the most seemingly trivial love song, she uncovered a stunning depth and complexity of feeling. For a dedicated song aficionado, it was like finding gold in a well-worked mine.”

Stephen Holden, New York Times