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Angela Verbrugge

Jazz vocalist, lyricist and composer based in western Canada, touring internationally

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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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