Vancouver’s ANGELA VERBRUGGE

Vancouver-based jazz vocalist Angela Verbrugge presents her acclaimed 2019 album The Night We Couldn’t Say Good Night with an all-star trio featuring some of Canada’s finest jazz musicians. 

 

Bernie Senensky on piano, Neil Swainson on bass and Terry Clarke on drums. Special surprise guests.

One night only! 

 
Angela’s Night We Couldn’t Say Good Night project is sure to connect with audiences nurturing recollections of their own night when they were transformed with love and wonder, inspiring them to consider changing their lives by connecting with another person.
Angela Verbrugge Bio:
JazzTimes Magazine writes that Canadian jazz vocalist Angela Verbrugge “possesses a winsome, brightly burnished, pliable voice, with ample emotional intelligence, considerable songwriting skills, and conspicuously good taste.”
Toronto Music Report described, “…a stunning debut. Verbrugge addresses each <song> with the breathtakingly, absolutely natural and unaffected purity of her voice… <making> her material sound magical.”
Angela was invited to release her 2019 debut on New York-based Gut String Records with piano trio backing from three veterans of the NYC jazz scene. The album hit number one in jazz on iTunes Canada.
Angela was one of the youngest graduates from Toronto’s George Brown School of Performing Arts after a youth spent active performing in the theatre and playing classical piano in her birth city, Kingston, Ontario. She relocated to British Columbia in 1997. After having three kids and three brushes with death, she followed her passion to jazz by assembling a jazz education through self-study, mentorship from top musicians, and learning on the bandstand.
WSJ-writer Will Friedwald’ liner notes proclaim that Verbrugge possesses, “a vocal sound that’s full of depth and nuance”. Angela is primarily influenced by the swing era, pre-bop jazz, vintage musicals, and traditional pop music from the 1920s to 1950s. As a lyricist, her work has received critical acclaim. “Angela gives singers like Lorraine Feather a run for their money with her witty lyrics.” (JazzWeekly) MusicWeb International reviewed her debut project, writing that, “Verbrugge is a literate and articulate songwriter <with> astute arrangements.”
CBC Radio-host Laila Biali described, “There’s so much joy in her delivery.” Her recordings have been featured on national radio and podcasts around the globe, and have charted on Earshot and Jazzweek. George Harris at Jazz Weekly sums it up, describing, “<Angela Verbrugge is>,”fun and quirky, hip and a hoot, wispy and romantic; she slithers and oozes, and cleverly swings… in the Archie Comics of life, this lady is a bubbly Betty.”