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Barb Jungr Sings Bob Dylan At The Flea September 24 - October 12, 2002

SOURCE: Published: 2002-08-30
(The Times) as she makes her New York debut in this strictly limited season. Barb Jungr presents songs from her hugely successful new CD Every Grain Of Sand - Barb Jungr sings Bob Dylan.

“Britain's finest interpreter of grown-up cabaret" --The Times

“Jungr approaches the Dylan songbook with a rare degree of intelligence, relishing each line in the manner of a true chansonnier. The kind of voice many more should get around to hearing." --Fred Dellar, MOJO

“Jungr is at once glamourous and crazed...an outstanding cabarettist" --The Daily Telegraph

The new CD Every Grain Of Sand - a celebration of the work of the wonderful songwriter Bob Dylan -is released on September 3rd in the US (Lin 187 - The Allegro Corporation)- available from www.linnrecords.co.uk and www.amazon.co.uk and record shops.

In the UK Barb Jungr needs little introduction. Possessing a voice touched by heaven, witty and glamorous, she has been described by Londons Time Out as “the Queen of Musical Cabaret". Singing some of the worlds most powerful contemporary songs with passion and wit this superbly gifted performer is increasingly on radio and television as reviewers hail her contemporary cabaret performances. Jungrs jazz inclined vocals and her performances leave audiences amazed.

From her early days on Londons alternative cabaret circuit the first woman to win the Perrier Award at The Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 1987 has dominated the British and increasingly international cabaret circuit with her unique approach to material and performances.

Songs from her current Amazon bestseller “Every Grain of Sand" (celebrating the work of the songwriter Bob Dylan), and her previous album Chanson The Spaced In Between, (a Sunday Times jazz CD of the Year) , blend with her unique repertoire of great non standard songs. In an enchanting and infinitely variable showcase at The Flea Theatre Barb is accompanied by superb New York pianist and accordionist Charlie Giordano bringing her enthralling voice to a new audience.

Jungrs skill is to bring newly commissioned translations of French classics to mix with radical reworkings of contemporary hits, suddenly half-forgotten songs are brought to life. Her shows are seasoned with storytelling, humour and an illuminating history of her musical choices, from jazz and blues through musical theatre and improvisations. In her performances, her arrangements and interpretations reveal astonishing musicality. Her voice and performances are, simply, dazzling. Jungr, like Nina Simone and Patti Smith, defies categorisation, she is a unique British performer and singer.

“Bare" (Irregular Records)," Chanson: the space in between" and “Every Grain Of Sand" are available on Linn Records, through record stores and www.barbjungr.com & www.amazon.com.

Barb Jungr
Sings Bob Dylan
September 24 - October 12, 2002
At The Flea
41 White Street (btw Church and Broadway)
@ 9:30 PM
Tuesday though Saturday

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