Jazzing things up for Jungr and old

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Internationally acclaimed performer and recording artist Barb Jungr brings the live show of her acclaimed new album Stockport To Memphis to the Old Town Hall Theatre in Hemel Hempstead on Saturday .

Variously described by critics as magnificent, mesmerising and magical, Barb has built a formidable reputation as an international live performer and recording artiste.

She has perfected the art of interpretation to such a level that listeners are often astonished to discover that well-known songs that they thought they knew have been wonderfully transformed and very often elevated when she weaves her magic spell.

Her repertoire includes songs by Jacques Brel, Nina Simone, Jimmy Webb, Leonard Cohen and Bruce Springsteen amongst many others and she has attracted particular acclaim for her work on the songs of Bob Dylan, which produced two critically-acclaimed albums and a series of sell-out, award-winning transatlantic shows.

For four consecutive years (2008 through to 2011) Barb has ranked at the top of Time Out, New York’s best cabaret awards for her shows and in 2008 she also received the Nightlife Award for Outstanding Cabaret Vocalist.

Stockport To Memphis marks a significant new direction for Barb as she has included five of her own songs in the collection, which also features her new arrangements of songs by Sam Cooke, Joni Mitchell, Neil Young, Rod Argent, Mike Scott, Hank Williams, Tom Waits and, of course, Bob Dylan.

Tickets for Saturday’s show, which starts at 8pm, cost £12.50. Call the box office on 01442 228091 or visit the website at www.oldtownhall.co.uk