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Angela Verbrugge

JazzTimes Magazine writes that Canadian jazz vocalist Angela Verbrugge "possesses a winsome, brightly-burnished, pliable voice, with ample emotional intelligence, considerable song-writing skills, and conspicuously good taste.” Angela recorded her debut album featuring a New York City-based piano trio, and released it through Gut String Records in 2019. Toronto Music Report described, “Verbrugge addresses each song with the breathtakingly, absolutely natural and unaffected purity of her voice… her material sounds magical.” The album debuted at number one in jazz on iTunes-Canada

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Alexander Boynton Jr

If silky smooth is your preferred musical texture, then Alexander Boynton Jr.’s got just the audio flow. An established American/Canadian smooth jazz artist, Boynton Jr. is a bassist, composer and producer who has played with some of the most well-known musicians around the world. And with his first solo album Doo Bee Doo Bop, he is primed to take listeners on a jazz-filled journey where fresh melodies lead to intimate connections. Born in Chattanooga, Tennessee, Boynton Jr. spent his formative years moving church-goers in Los Angeles to the spirit of gospel music before migrating to Vancouver’s milder climes and joining forces with iconic Canadian rocker and producer Bob Rock and The Payola$ in the 1980s

Tony Wilson

Tony Wilson began his musical studies in 1981 at Malaspina College in Nanamio, B.C., where he studied composition with Pat Carpenter. He took private guitar instruction from Oliver Gannon. Further schooling, included two summer sessions at the Banff School of the Arts. His teachers there included Dave Holland, John Abercrombie, Kevin Eubanks, Steve Coleman, Muhal Richard Abrams and others. Tony has also studied composition privately with multi-instrumentalist Vinny Golia and new music composer Georgio Magnenensi. After moving to Vancouver, B.C. in 1987, he started playing and writing for the sextet Video Barbeque

Grupo Cubano Brisas del Palmar

El Grupo Cubano Brisas del Palmar was formed in Santiago, Cuba, by brothers Rosel and Yordanis Lamoru in 1999, with Rosel as arranger, composer and guitarist. The band is a vital part of the "Grupo 450", a prestigious catalogue at the Cuban Institute of Music of the best Cuban music groups in the Province of Santiago de Cuba. What makes Brisas del Palmar unique is their ability to arrange and perform as well as to harmonize their four voices to produce a sound that is captivating to all audiences. Brisas del Palmar is known in Cuba as one of the leading bands of traditional music. They have won recognition at several International and Cuban music festivals

Malonie Carre

Malonie Carre is a Canadian Contemporary Jazz Singer currently residing in Cancun, Riviera Maya, Mexico. Performing with Jazz artists from the United States, Canada, Mexico and Cuba including Gianny Laredo, Mario Patron and Esteban Herrera, Corporate Private Events, International Jazz Festivals and Jazz Sessions in Mayan Palace, Wine Bar. Current Album Debut 2014 "Forever" Malonie Carre Quartet with Gianny Laredo. "Our main objective is to bring Vocal Jazz back into the modern sound of music."

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Bill Sample

Bill Sample is a pianist, composer, arranger and music director His career has spanned four decades and his reputation as skilled musician is unsurpassed. From recording with well-loved artists to writing and producing jingles for international advertising campaigns, Bill is a ‘first call’ musician and composer in Vancouver. A recent highlight of Bill’s career includes playing on the 2008, Grammy-winning Ratatouille soundtrack. Over the past 10 years Bill’s recording credits include Ashanti, Simple Plan, Michelle Wright, Jim Brickman, Randy Bachman (Jazz Thing), Eric Bibb, Valdy, Seal, Wakim Chow, Norman Foote and countless TV and radio commercials. Bill has been the Musical Director for numerous musicals including It’s Time to Sing and Cookin’ at the Cookery for the Arts Club and The Fantasticks, and La Cage Aux Folles at the Vancouver Playhouse. In 2003, Bill was inducted into the BC Entertainment Hall of Fame. Bill operates a home studio and offers outstanding music services including: Music direction for stage shows or gala events Jingles for your campaign Music scores for documentaries, public service announcements and multimedia presentations Arrangements for orchestra, singers and ensembles Bands for your corporate event or fundraiser

Peggy Lee Octet

Invitation is the fifth record by The Peggy Lee Band and the second release by the group for Drip Audio. The album showcases the high standard of ensemble playing the group has become known for, as well as outstanding individual performances by the members of the band. Peggy’s compositions and arrangements cover a wide range of musical terrain––haunting melodies and lush harmonies, driving rhythms, and complex sonic explorations; each piece is constructed with the specific talents of the band members in mind. The ensemble consists of an all-star group of creative Canadian musicians whose collective experience covers jazz, new music, electronica, free improvisation, as well as classical music and pop

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Zahili Gonzalez Zamora

Born in Manzanillo Cuba, Zahili graduated from the National Conservatory of Music in Havana and quickly became immersed in the performance and production of traditional Cuban music, as well as Salsa, Latin Jazz and other World music. She migrated to Canada in 2002 as a keyboardist with the all female band D'talle and soon performed in such festivals as Nuits d'Afrique in Montreal and the TLN Carnival Festival in Montreal and Toronto. She also performed in the Toronto Street and The Beaches International Jazz Festivals, sharing the stage with such legends as Oscar de Leon and Gilberto Santa Rosa


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