Barb Jungr Announces Tour Dates In America, Begins 11/28 At Joe's Pub
From November 28th legendary cult British performer and song stylist Barb Jungr plays in 4 major US cities, some for the first time. She opens at the celebrated Joe's Pub in New York City, then plays for the first time for 2 nights in Cleveland's Nighttown, 4 nights at Kranzberg Arts Center presented by Cabaret St. Louis, and 2 nights in San Francisco's Rrazz Room at Hotel Nikko - dates and details below.
"One of the top five cabaret singers in the world right now. She's just that good."
(Time Out NY)
28th, New York, Joe's Pub, 425 Lafayette Street between East 4th and Astor Place, East Village, New York, NY 10003, 9.30 pm, Tickets $25 - 212-967-7555, http://www.joespub.com
29th and 30th, Cleveland, Nighttown, 12387 Cedar Road
Cleveland Heights, OH 44106, 8pm, Tickets $25 - 216-795-0550,
1,2,3,4 St. Louis Cabaret St. Louis, The Kranzberg Arts Center in Grand Center, 501 North Grand Boulevard, Saint Louis MO, 63103, 8pm, Tickets $45 - 314-534-1111, www.cabaretstl.org <http://www.cabaretstl.org> /
7th and 8th, San Francisco, The Rrazz Room at Hotel Nikko, 222 Mason St., San Francisco, CA 94102, 8pm, Tickets $25/$35 - 866-468-3399 http://www.therrazzroom.com/Events.html
"...the brilliant British chanteuse who inserts sticks of emotional dynamite into songs of every vintage...Empathy is her game, and few singers in any genre extend themselves more deeply into the lives of others." (Stephen Holden - The New York Times)
"This pensive collection hits its stride from the outset, with a brave rendering of Once in a Lifetime - it's as if David Byrne had fallen into the hands of a Sondheim heroine."
(The Sunday Times - UK)
Following sell-out runs at NYC's Café Carlyle and The Metropolitan Room, a week at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and a sell-out tour of Australia, the UK's foremost song stylist, Barb Jungr will be back in the USA for a series of live dates with her critically acclaimed show The Men I Love (also a new studio album on Naim Records). Don't miss this sensational performer and winner of two New York awards (Nightlife Award for Outstanding Cabaret Vocalist and a Backstage Award for Best International Artist) at the very top of her game.
As has come to be expected with Barb, The Men I Love displays her impressive ability to re-imagine well-known popular songs, revealing deep meanings and latent emotional content that comes to light when she dislodges the songs from their original contexts. Since its release in March 2010 the CD has received rave reviews and accolades internationally. The Men I Love comprises songs by Dylan, Cohen, Springsteen, Paul Simon, David Byrne and more in superb new arrangements by Barb and pianist & composer Simon Wallace, with whom Barb previously worked on her best-selling album of Bob Dylan songs and her chansons material for Linn Records. The pair first performed The Men I Love during a 3-week season at New York's premier cabaret room, the Café Carlyle, in March 2009. So critically acclaimed and successful was the run that Barb has since returned to New York to reprise the show at The Metropolitan Room and also to present her latest show, River at both the Café Carlyle and The Metropolitan Room.
"The spirited chanteuse sings ditties you've heard before but never expected to hear this way. She gets so deep into her material you may get the bends resurfacing...miss her artistry at your peril." (David FinkleS, Village Voice)