Barb Jungr & John McDaniel:

Float Like a Butterfly - The Sting Project

Sat 24 Feb 2018 at 7.30pm

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Jazz legend Barb Jungr and Broadway musical supremo John McDaniel perform songs by Sting at Saddleworth Live at the Millgate Feb 24 2018.

British jazz and international cabaret legend, Barb Jungr re-unites with Broadway’s Grammy & Emmy winning musical supremo, John McDaniel to bring their brand new show to both sides of the Atlantic and beyond. The duo have insisted that their UK tour includes a return to Saddleworth and they are super excited to be gracing the Millgate stage for the first time. 

 

The concert will feature a collection of songs related to Sting and The Police. Jungr & McDaniel are 'a match made in musical heaven' (Theater Life). Don't miss this chance to hear them reveal the beauty and breadth of Sting’s extraordinary repertoire.  Through a set list that includes “Every Little Thing (She Does Is Magic),” “Until,” “Every Breath You Take,” “Englishman In New York,”  “Fragile” and more, Barb and John explore Sting’s work, finding quiet beauty, intensity, politics and passion.

 

In musical circles, Barb Jungr needs no introduction. An artist that occupies a magical zone where jazz, cabaret and the chanson mingle and ignite. Over the course of her career, Jungr has developed that most rare of vocalist’s gifts: a musical vocabulary all of her own. With years of experience as a performer and recording artist under her belt and a string of awards across an incredible spectrum of mediums and genres, it is a striking testament to her vitality as an artist that Jungr’s reputation just keeps on growing. 

 

John McDaniel is a Grammy and two-time Emmy Award winning, music director, arranger, orchestrator, pianist, theatrical and record producer and is the artistic director of the Tony Award winning O’Neill Theater Center’s Cabaret and Performance Conference in the USA.

 

“The twosome finds depths in the repertoire that even the songwriters had no idea were there.” Village Voice New York

 

“In her ability to revitalize familiar songs by theatrically dramatizing the lyrics, Ms. Jungr has a magic touch.”  New York Times

 

“On stage she’s a lioness.” Sydney Herald

 

“Astonishing theatrical bravura” New York Times

 

"The 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

 

“Deeply affecting – exhilarating -  mesmerizingly intense - exquisite! Thrilling and revelatory, the show is that rarity: an Anglo/American collaboration that’s actually worth celebrating.” Pop Matters, UK

 

“Ms. Jungr has a magic touch… By the end of the evening, no corner of any song she had chosen was left unexplored.” 

New York Times

 

Barb Jungr and John McDaniel perform songs by Sting at the Millgate Arts Centre for Saddleworth Live on 24 February 2018.

Tickets £15

Bookings can be made in person, by phone or online. The box office (at Delph Library) is open Tuesdays 2pm–5pm; Wednesdays  2pm–7pm; Thursdays 1pm-6pm and Fridays & Saturdays from 9:30am–1pm. The box office at Delph Library telephone number is 01457 874644. Tickets must be paid for at the time of booking, and we accept payment using all major credit and debit cards. You can select your seats at the time of booking. Tickets are non-re-fundable.

Millgate Arts Centre is a registered charity, no. 1119394