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30th October 2018 – Barb Jungr and John McDaniel to perform their popular “1968” show at the Catalina Bar & Grill, Hollywood, CA.

The award-winning Barb Jungr joins forces with the formidably talented Grammy and double Emmy Award winning U.S. composer, arranger and Music Director, John McDaniel, to reinvent some of the most iconic anthems of 1968. The repertoire of “1968 – Let The Sun Shine In” reflects the tenor of the times – when the Vietnam War raged, and the US saw the assassinations of both Robert F. Kennedy and Dr. Martin Luther King – with titles including “Born To Be Wild,” “Do You Know The Way To San Jose?” and “Aquarius.”

The ferociously talented duo lands at Catalina Jazz following a summer tour of New York, Great Britain and Germany, with fall engagements in NYC, Los Angeles and St. Louis.  Tickets for this event are on sale now, or call: + 1 323 466 2210. The Catalina Bar & Grill’s address is:  6725 Sunset Blvd, Hollywood, CA 90028.


” (Jungr is a) brilliant jazz singer on world-beating form … She is the alchemist among jazz singers.  She is truly a marvel, who should not be missed.”  The Telegraph.

“great British cabaret singer” (New York Times) and “one of the best night club singers in the world” (Time Out New York)

“Investing in everything she sings with telling insight, Jungr’s complete affinity with the material lends the collection a galvanising power.  There are lyrical jewels a plenty.”  Jazzwise

“Barb Jungr affirms her reputation as a consummate Dylan interpreter with a collection of Bob’s political and spiritual narratives augmented here by similar material from the pen of his contemporary, Leonard Cohen…nourish jazz blues arrangements compound her ethereal impressionism. Its quite some achievement to throw new light on these old tableaux.” BBC Radio 2

“Once again, the British singer finds new paths through what, at first glance, might seem familiar material. 1000 Kisses Deep is simply heart-stopping. Jungr’s attention to timbre and nuance brings new depth to every syllable.”  Sunday Times

“It’s a masterclass in the value of interpretive liberty, with songs transform in almost revelatory manner. As with the album generally, its a subtle balance of hot and cold, a work of fiery cool.”The Independent.

“Stunning two-part harmonies lifted many of the songs on the program to an even higher level, giving the two-person show an almost orchestral feel at times.” – BlogCritics

“With this collection of songs, Jungr, known for her masterful interpretations of the lyric and quirky humor, was in her element, while McDaniel matched her energy perfectly.” – NitelifeExchange

About Barb Jungr:

In a widely admired career that has defied categorisation, musician, writer, composer, lyricist, Barb Jungrhas been critically lauded for her insightful and passionate interpretive style, described as “revelatory” by the New York Times.

Her deconstruction/reconstruction of popular songs and unusual and beautiful musical arrangements are characteristics that allow the listener new insights into familiar music. In recent years, Jungr has brought her singular talents to the songbooks of Bob Dylan, Leonard Cohen, Jacques Brel, Nina Simone, Elvis Presley and more, creating the genre of the New American Songbook. In her 45 year recording career along with many collaborations, she has released 18 solo albums, many for Linn Records, receiving outstanding reviews worldwide and winning many awards. Jungr and McDaniel’s collaboration has now produced two recordings. In 2011, Jungr received the New York Nightlife Award for Outstanding Cabaret Vocalist, the Backstage Bistro Award for Best International Artist, and Time Out New York’s #1 Top Live Cabaret Act for 2011.

About John McDaniel:

He is a Grammy Award winning Broadway conductor, arranger and producer who has lent his talents to 10 Broadway shows, including ChicagoAnnie Get Your GunGrease and Taboo. McDaniel has worked with the crème de la crème of stars, including Patti LuPone, as her sole arranger for Patti LuPone on Broadway. He was the Music Director for the entire six-year run of The Rosie O’Donnell Show and conducted the band daily, working with such artists as Tony Bennett, Madonna, Neil Diamond, Chaka Khan, Liza Minnelli and Dick Van Dyke. His work for television has garnered two Emmy Awards. McDaniel has been featured as a conductor with symphonies and philharmonic orchestras nationwide, and his credits include arranging music for multiple Tony Awards presentations. He is currently the Artistic Director of the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center’s Cabaret and Performance Conference.

Jungr and McDaniel met when McDaniel attended one of Jungr’s solo shows in New York City. In 2015, they debuted their first show, followed by the recording of the same name in 2016: Come Together – Barb Jungr and John McDaniel Perform the Beatles. The reviews waxed ecstatic.


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