Choirs in Corby, Deet Roots Tall Trees
Choirs in Corby

Barb Jungr

barb u7533Barb is an award winning singer, writer and theatre practitioner who has worked internationally for four decades with more than 20 acclaimed recordings as a solo artist and many more made in collaboration with other major artists. She has recently collaborated with US Grammy winning pianist, Laurence Hobgood, on the jazz project "Shelter From the Storm" which tours internationally in 2016 alongside her collaboration with US Emmy winning Musical Director, John McDaniel, with whom she has created a new live piece celebrating the Beatles’ songs. She is known for her radical interpretations of songs, a powerful and passionate performer with a unique voice and as a songwriter both for herself and for theatre productions. For the last three years she has been a Master Teacher at the Eugene O’Neill Theatre Center’s Cabaret Conference in Connecticut. She has been the Artistic Director of the Deep Roots Tall Trees project in Corby alongside Cultural Engineer and Producer, Rosalind Stoddart, for 5 years working with local musicians and singers, and songwriters, creating a now established repertoire of Songs of Corby’s experiences and life, past, present and future. She has written for many major publications including The Guardian, contributed chapters and essays to books including The Cambridge Companion to Blues and Gospel and is a regular contributor to many BBC Radio programmes. She recently was the subject of an hour long special currently airing in the USA on PBS National Television and has appeared on BBC Breakfast, BBC4 TV and BBC2 TV, as a performer and contributor on singing and the voice.

Barb's first event in the "Our Woods" - coming up soon in October - is entitled "Sing in the Woods". Find out more here.


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