Winner of the 2020 JazzTimes Readers' Poll

New Album (3/25/22): Love for Connoisseurs

According to JazzTimes, Angela Verbrugge (pronounced ver-Bruges like the city of Bruges in Belgium) is a jazz vocalist who "possesses a winsome, brightly burnished, pliable voice, ample emotional intelligence, and considerable songwriting skills." The Kingston, Ontario-born, Victoria, BC-based vocalist caught listeners’ ears with her debut album The Night We Couldn't Say Good Night released in 2019, and she won recognition as ‘best female jazz vocalist’ in the 2021 JazzTimes Readers’ Poll The magazine’s album review describes that Angela, who takes inspiration from vintage musicals, the swing era, blues, and bebop, possesses “conspicuously good taste". Toronto Music Report writes that the mother of three and cancer survivor is “a gem of a vocalist who makes all her chosen material sound magical.

JazzTimes writes: 

"No maybes; for Verbrugge, now is definitely the time.

Based in British Columbia’s picturesque capital of Victoria, jazz vocalist and songwriter Angela Verbrugge introduced herself with 2019’s captivating debut The Night We Couldn’t Say Goodnight. That project covered a lot of ground, leading off with two originals that, in hindsight, offered a telling glimpse of her prowess and ambition. Focusing entirely on original material, written mostly in collaboration with veteran musicians, her second album Love for Connoisseurs establishes Verbrugge as a jazz artist mining everyday life for lyrical nuggets." - Andrew Gilbert