David Stoyle chats to folk jazz star Jill Barber

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Talented musician Jill Barber is currently in town improving her French language skills and playing gigs. She took some time to chat with us at Nice’s beautiful Negresco hotel. Although she is well known in her native Canada, Jill is less famous here in Europe. Surely that is going to change as she spends more time over here. Her style and songs are perfectly suited for the European Jazz Festival circuit.

When people ask you what kind of music you play, how do you describe it?

Yes that’s always a tough one – I used to say it was “Smoky Folk“, which seemed to link the style of songs and the voice style I have. Recently I’ve been saying it’s Jazz, as I start using more instrumentation. But I guess people hear me and decide for themselves.

Mischievous Moon by Jill Barber

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