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September 29 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm$15
Angela Verbrugge is a Canadian west coast-based jazz vocalist, lyricist and
composer who “possesses a winsome, brightly-burnished, pliable voice, ample
emotional intelligence, considerable songwriting skills, and conspicuously good
taste” (JazzTimes). Appearing for the first time at Pat’s House of Jazz, Verbrugge
fronts a quartet featuring the amazing Tony Genge on organ.
She works with a variety of talented musicians to tailor each performance to the
client’s needs and budget with the highest level of care and professionalism. Past
ensembles have included Buff Allen, Sharon Minemoto, Mike Allen, Ron Johnson,
Jesse Cahill and Wynston Minckler to name a few. She also founded a trad jazz and
40s swing group called “verBrugge – vintage jazz with verve”, specializing in the
WW2 era popular music that is popular during Remembrance Day/Veteran’s Day
events and for dances.
At only twenty years old, Angela was one of the youngest graduates in the history of
one of the top-rated Canadian performing arts college, George Brown School of
Performing Arts (Toronto), after a youth spent active playing trombone in the high
school band, classical piano at recitals and acting in children’s musicals and touring
productions in her hometown of Kingston, Ontario. As an actor, Angela has
performed in productions of plays ranging from Tennessee Williams to Judith
Thompson, short films to children’s musicals and even was a featured extra in a
scene in Blues Brothers II shortly before the car accident that left her with two broken
legs and forced her to leave acting at the time. Angela performs jazz standards,
tunes from old musicals, and traditional pop music of the Great American Songbook
and original contemporary music within the genre. She delights in finding forgotten
gems. She has a passion for re-interpreting big-band arrangements of jazz
standards for quartets.
Reservations recommended. Call 250-324-2245. Reserved tables with be held until 1:30 p.m.
- Preston Davies
- (250) 597-3045