Jazz vocalist, lyricist and composer based in western Canada, touring internationally
Angela Verbrugge released her first album as a jazz vocalist in 2019 titled, The
Night We Couldn't Say Good Night. Co-produced by bassist Cameron Brown, the
record featured Cam, Ray Gallon and Anthony Pinciotti with Verbrugge. She wrote
four original songs of lyrics and two original compositions for the project, and the
other songs were arrangements of standards and lesser known material from the
American songbook. During the pandemic, Angela worked on her second album.
The 2022 project would feature all original lyrics for her own compositions as well
as songs by contemporary NYC bebop oriented artists such as Gallon, bassist Neal
Miner, saxophonists Nick Hempton and Ken Fowser, and Vancouverites Saul Berson
and Miles Black, who also played piano on the recording, called Love for
Connoisseurs. Coming out of coronavirus restrictions, Angela was named Best
Female Jazz Vocalist in the JazzTimes' Readers' Poll, and was invited to perform in
the subsequent years all across Canada, in Turkey, England, Germany, the UK, and
Japan. She is working on her third album, a mix of standards and originals with NYC
pianist Ray Gallon, with whom frequently performs and collaborates with. Based in
Victoria and Vancouver, BC, she is most often heard at venues like Hermann's Jazz
Club and Frankie's Jazz Club.
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