Barb Jungr brings her show, Shelter From The Storm, to Crazy Coqs for EFG London Jazz Festival - songs of hope for troubled times, featuring Jamie Safir on piano and Davide Mantovani on bass, arranged by jazz giant Lawrence Hobgood.
"It's as if Edith Piaf and Nick Cave had a lovechild who was adopted by Carmen McCrae" - Glam Adelaide
"The brilliant jazz singer on world-beating form, Barb Jungr is the alchemist among jazz singers. She takes dubious songs, and turns them into gold" - The Telegraph
Considered to be the finest cabaret singer in recent times, Jungr is renowned for her unique vocal style, interpretation of song and radical approach to arrangements. For Shelter From The Storm, her twentieth album, Jungr tapped into New York's dynamic jazz scene and joined hands across the Atlantic in a major collaboration with Hobgood. The resulting record and accompanying performances were the American progressive and contemporary jazz piano virtuoso's first major collaboration since his Grammy award-winning work with Kurt Elling.
Shelter From The Storm, with its overarching theme of optimism, includes three original tracks; this stunning collection of songs also features reworkings from writers as diverse as Springsteen and Bowie to Sondheim and Rogers & Hammerstein, as well as Jungr's own renowned interpretations of Dylan and Cohen. An auditory journey of balms and healing songs, the show includes arrangements of classics like All Along the Watchtower, What the World Needs Now, Woodstock and more.
"One of the best nightclub singers in the world" - Time Out New York
With rave international reviews and two prestigious New York awards (2008 Nightlife Award for Outstanding Cabaret Vocalist and Best International Artist 2003 Backstage Award), Jungr has worked with many of the finest musicians and composers in the UK and has toured all over the world.
EFG London Jazz Festival website: http://www.efglondonjazzfestival.org.uk
Should you wish to enjoy dinner or a light bite to eat before or after your show, Brasserie Zédel is located just across the foyer from Crazy Coqs. To book a table, please call 020 7734 4888 or visit us online at www.brasseriezedel.com/reservations.