Barb Jungr Returns to New York for Two Shows at the Metropolitan Room May 9 & 10


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U.K. based vocalist Barb Jungr is pleased to announce two very special shows May 9th and 10th show times at 9.30 and 10.30pm at the award winning Metropolitan Room featuring Charlie Giordano on piano.

With her unique vocal style, critics have compared her to Nina Simone, Peggy Lee and Edith Piaf - Village Voice (New York) declaring that “(Barb Jungr) is one of the best interpreters of Jacques Brel and Bob Dylan anywhere on this angst ridden planet today". Since 2000, Jungr's releases on Linn Records have brought her to the world stage and revealed her to be one of Europe's most exciting voices.

The two scheduled shows celebrate the re-release of her 1999 album, Bare, re-titled Bare Again, on ZC Records in the USA, and her material for these shows will be a mix of songs from this and her Linn Records releases.

The 1999 album Bare, a near-live album recorded by Overtones Productions for Irregular Records has been unavailable for some time. Inspired by an invitation to re release it from ZC Records in the USA, Barb added three other Irregular tracks released on '9 by 2' and a CD produced for The Medical Foundation for the Care of Victims of Torture. Christoph Bracher remixed the original album and artist and photographer Garry Laybourn produced a new cover based on his original sleeve in 1999. The CD will be available this May in the USA. During the production of the re-release Barb's friend and long time accompanist and collaborator, Russell Churney, sadly died. This album, on which Russell accompanies Barb on piano on fourteen tracks, is a celebration of his artistry.

Show times are 9.30 PM on the 9th and 10.30 PM on the 10th. The Metropolitan Room is located at 34 West 22nd St Betw. 5th & 6th Ave. - New York, NY 10010 - Tel: 212 206 0440.

This story appears courtesy of Jim Eigo, Jazz Promo Services.
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