Poll-winning Vancouver Jazz Vocalist Angela Verbrugge Quartet
Angela Verbrugge (vocals) Jon Day (piano)
Kodi Hutchinson (bass) Tyler Hornby (drums)
Angela Verbrugge first caught listeners’ ears in 2019 with what JazzTimes described as her “captivating debut” album recorded in NYC, and she went on to win the 2020 JazzTimes Readers’ Poll for best female jazz vocalist. The magazine’s review describes that Angela, who takes inspiration from vintage musicals, the swing era, blues, and bebop, has “conspicuously good taste”. In the last 12 months, she released her sophomore album, Love for Connoisseurs, a project consisting entirely of original lyrics for songs in the style of classic jazz and bebop standards. She toured the project across Canada, Germany, and performed at the top jazz clubs in London and Istanbul. Toronto Music Report writes that she is “a gem of a vocalist who makes all her chosen material sound magical.” Her song-writing collaborations have received features in JAZZIZ Magazine, and she has been positively reviewed by major publications including JazzWise in England. JazzWeekly describes the former actress as “fun and quirky, hip and a hoot, wispy and romantic; she slithers and oozes, and cleverly swings.”
She is joined by a trio for this special evening that features first-call Calgary jazz musicians Jon Day (piano), Kodi Hutchinson (bass) and Tyler Hornby (drums).