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Thanks to all from the hotel, committee, friends and helpers, and not
least the wonderful musicians for a stunning 25th anniversary gig on
Sunday 4 March. Pictures on our Gallery Page.
Barb Jungr vocals, Jenny Carr piano, Dudley Phillips bass
Barb Jungr returns to the writing of Bob Dylan again and again to explore the richest veins of inspiration. One of the very finest vocalists around, Barb does not just sing songs, but, based on her deep insightful understanding, completely inhabits them in her own unique way. She delivers lyrics with enveloping emotion, by turns rich in passion or tenderness, anger or humour and her performances are honed to a perfection which renders the word “interprets” wholly inadequate.
Joining Barb is Australian pianist Jenny Carr who has worked extensively with her over the years and always provides sensitive accompaniment with increasingly jazz infused solos overlying her classical roots.
Dudley Phillips has worked regularly with many singers including Amy Winehouse, Bill Withers and of course Barb.
Expect an emotional roller-coaster that will invite you to reflect on the world in which we live, but always with the safety net of amusing and sometimes downright hilarious commentary, delivered in Barb’s own inimitable style.
AND COMING NEXT
Chris Allard ~ guitar, Ross Stanley ~ piano, Oli Hayhurst ~ bass, Nick Smalley ~ drums
Musician magazine says, *Chris Allard is a regular on TV, radio and the international jazz festival circuit. His original jazz is approachable and witty, especially in the company of his band... Top drawer! * His CD, *Invisible Landscape* features Oli Hayhurst on double bass and Nick Smalley on drums. After laying down the main guitar parts on electric guitar (Gibson 335 ) live with the trio, extra guitar parts were added to a number of the pieces * extra dimensions and colours of various different guitars; steel-string acoustic, classical guitar, electric guitars with differing textures and effects * all of which add interest and distinguish the band from other guitar-led jazz groups without losing focus or direction.
We have the addition of the great keyboardist, Ross Stanley to the CD's trio format, tonight on piano.
*Rocking with bluesy angular lines*somewhere between Scofield and Carlton with a dash of fleet-footing Martino*he demonstrates gorgeous nylon-string polyphony*evocative acoustic work*demonstrates enough compositional and stylistic colour * to suggest bebop is far from being Allard's only brush* - Guitarist