Her art is her own, and she offers rare pleasures. She understands the song, not only as notes and syllables on paper, but also the heart-messages it sends us. She conveys tenderness, thoughtfulness, wit, and ardor: emotions and perceptions aimed right at us through her very human voice”

— JazzLives

Previous events

SAMEDI 24 - 19h00 Angela Verbrugge Quartet Angela Verbrugge - voix

Ray Gallon - piano

Mike De Masi - basse

Jim Doxas - batterie

Spectacle à 19h et 21h30

Ouverture des portes à 18h

15$ pour 1 prestation/set

25$ pour les 2 prestations/sets

Réservations au 514 223 3543

Entrée: 15$


$15 one set, or $25 for both

Reid’s Distillery presents In the Mood Duo

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Reid’s Distillery, 32 Logan Ave,, Toronto, ON M4M 2M8

Join In the Mood Duo as they perform the repertoire of Tony Bennett while you enjoy an expertly crafted cocktail and charcuterie. Reid’s Distillery is a family owned and operated craft gin distillery opened in 2019 in Toronto. 32 Logan Ave, Toronto, ON M4M 2M8 (416) 465-4444

The In the Mood Duo is touring a program of music that pays homage to one of the most distinctive voices of the century. They have performed for sold-out audiences in Vancouver, Victoria, and Calgary. The late, great Tony Bennett, one of the most masterful interpreters of the Great American Songbook, had an amazing knack for selecting songs with beautiful melodies and lyrics that tug at the heartstrings, reminding us of our humanity and capacity for love. In the Mood Duo will offer up vocal and instrumental renditions of such classics as I Left My Heart in San Francisco, Cheek to Cheek, The Good Life, Don’t Get Around Much Anymore, The Shadow of Your Smile, The Nearness of You, and many more from Tony Bennett’s more than 70 albums. Pianist Ray Gallon has been a mainstay on the NYC jazz scene for over 35 years. With two lauded albums out, Angela Verbrugge has toured her music to Japan, Germany, the UK and Luxembourg. Her work has been praised by reviews and features in JazzTimes, JazzWise, JAZZIZ, JazzLives, Couleurs Jazz France, Los Angeles Jazz Journal, Jersey Jazz, WholeNote and many others.

Angela Verbrugge - vocals Ray Gallon - piano

“…enchanting and witty vocalist/composer/lyricist Angela Verbrugge has already received numerous accolades for her diaphanous and romantic vocals. Verbrugge has created a vibrant presence internationally, performing at the world’s finest boîtes, concerts and festivals.” Whole Note Magazine

"Miss Verbrugge addresses each song with the breathtakingly, absolutely natural and unaffected purity of her voice, heard in every lovingly caressed phrase. She makes all of her chosen material sound magical – the lesser-known gems and the more familiar material." Raul da Gama, Toronto Music Report

“ In Gallon’s playing there is amazing melodic clarity and invention and intention.” London Jazz News


The Jazz Room (Waterloo) presents Angela Verbrugge Quartet (Ray Gallon, Morgan Childs, Jon Maharaj)

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The Jazz Room , 59 King St N, Waterloo, ON

Angela Verbrugge - vocals Ray Gallon - piano Jon Maharaj - bass Morgan Childs - drums

Angela Verbrugge surprised world-wide jazz fans when she won the highly competitive JazzTimes’ Readers’ Poll for Best Female Vocalist after the release of her 2019 debut album recorded in New York. Since then, Angela has kept a busy tour schedule with performances at leading venues and festivals in Japan, Turkey, Germany, England, Luxembourg, and Canada. Taking inspiration from vintage musicals, the swing era, blues, and bebop, the Victoria-based vocalist pens original lyrics and compositions in the style of classic standards. Her arrangements of popular and lesser-known jazz standards are in-demand with listeners around the world. Her singing and songwriting have been lauded by JazzWise Magazine UK, JAZZIZ, Couleurs Jazz France, All About Jazz, JazzWax, Whole Note Magazine and many specialty blogs and critics.

One of the busiest jazz bandleaders in Western Canada, Angela has been awarded competitive grants from Creative BC, Music BC, Canada Council and FACTOR. Her original songs have been featured on leading Spotify editorial playlists. Angela was one of the youngest graduates from Toronto’s George Brown School of Performing Arts after a youth spent in Kingston acting, playing piano and trombone. Her bands have included Jodi Proznick, Terry Clarke, Reg Schwager, Cameron Brown, Neil Swainson, and Bernie Senensky.


Hirut Cafe Toronto presents Angela Verbrugge, Ray Gallon, Paul Novotny, Terry Clarke

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Hirut Café, 2050 Danforth Ave, Toronto, ON

Angela Verbrugge - vocals Ray Gallon - piano Paul Novotny - bass Terry Clarke - drums Popular Danforth Ethiopian Restaurant / Jazz Club, Hirut Café (4.7 stars on Google), presents an intimate evening of romantic vocal jazz quartet, Manhattan style, while you enjoy the most delicious Ethiopian food in Toronto! This is a special treat for those who skipped the Valentine’s Rush and decided to dine out the night after: globe-trotting Vancouver Island jazz vocalist Angela Verbrugge will be joined by New York City bebop pianist Ray Gallon, first-call bassist/producer Paul Novotny, and jazz legend/Order of Canada winning drummer Terry Clarke. You can find Angela Verbrugge’s Earshot #1 recordings, and Ray Gallon’s piano trio record with Ron Carter and Lewis Nash on all streaming platforms and YouTube. The quartet will romp through delightful swing, passionate Latin grooves, heartfelt blues and sweet jazz.

Call to reserve your table – limited seating! 1-647-779-1986

(no online reservations) $20 pp cover will be added to your bill


Fairmont Empress is reopening its doors to the Bengal Lounge for an unforgettable New Year’s Eve celebration. The beloved and nostalgic venue is ready to welcome guests with the grandeur of the past and the excitement of the present.

Upon arrival, attendees will be treated to a cocktail and hors d’oeuvres. Throughout the evening, discover culinary stations placed around the room featuring the best of Pacific Northwest cuisine, and a curated selection of dishes inspired by the former Bengal lounge menu. Crafted cocktails and holiday spirits are available for purchase from the full service bar. Savour the flavours and mingle with old and new friends as anticipation builds for the countdown.

As the clock nears midnight, the celebration will move into Palm Court & Lobby Lounge, where bubbles will flow to revel in the final moments of 2023. Raise your glass and toast to future possibilities!

Date: December 31, 2023, 8:00pm – 12:30am Price: $199 per adult, plus 20% service charge and taxes

Angela Verbrugge and the Johnny Summers Quartet Grace Presbyterian Church

The church is a beautifully crafted example of the ecclesiological Gothic Revival style in Calgary. The 1962 side-gabled Reeve Memorial Chapel was a Midcentury addition and is just as equally well-crafted and intact. With its corner location, three-storey bell tower and grand east staircase, the church is a well-known landmark in the community.

Candlelight concerts bring the magic of a live, multi-sensory musical experience to awe-inspiring locations like never seen before in Calgary. Get your tickets now to discover the music of Jazz Christmas Classics at Grace Presbyterian Church under the gentle glow of candlelight.

General Info 📍 Venue: Grace Presbyterian Church 📅 Dates and times: select your dates/times directly in the ticket selector ⏳ Duration: 60 minutes (doors open 45 mins prior to the start time and late entry is not permitted) 👤 Age requirement: 8 years old or older. Anyone under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult ♿ Accessibility: Zone A (Balcony) is not accessible for those using a wheelchair or assistive walking device. For accessible seating, please book an “Accessible Seating Only” ticket. ❓ View the FAQs for this event here 🪑 Seating is assigned on a first come first served basis in each zone 🕯️ If you would like to book a private concert (min 15+ people), please click here 🎻 Check out all the Candlelight concerts in Calgary 🎁 To treat your friends and family to a Candlelight gift card, click here

Tentative Program

The Christmas Song White Christmas Santa Claus is Coming to Town Let It Snow Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas Silent Night O Holy Night All I Want for Christmas Is You Holly Jolly Christmas Santa Baby


Candlelight concerts bring the magic of a live, multi-sensory musical experience to awe-inspiring locations like never seen before in Calgary. Get your tickets now to discover the music of Christmas Carols at The Lantern Community Church under the gentle glow of candlelight. General Info ? Venue: The Lantern Community Church ? Dates and times: select your dates/times directly in the ticket selector ⏳ Duration: 60 minutes (doors open 45 mins prior to the start time and late entry is not permitted) Angela Verbrugge with the Johnny Summers Quartet

Remembrance Day: Music of the WW2 Swing Era

Hermann's Jazz Club, 753 View St, Victoria, BC

Hits of the late 1930s and early 40s that sustained a generation through the dark days of WW2. We'll cover songs like Vera Lynn's Bluebirds Over the White Cliffs of Dover, We'll Meet Again, Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy, Glenn Miller's In the Mood, and many more touching favourites popularized by a young Frank Sinatra and the sentimental ladies of song of the day. An annual Victoria tradition!


By Donation The main entrance for our services and gatherings is located on the Southwest corner of Burrard St and located directly next to the 2/44 Translink Bus Stop (put in the stop number). Accessible entrances are available on Nelson St. And off Henshaw Lane. (Parking available off the lane. Free parking for Sunday services. Wheelchair accessible.) Angela Verbrugge - vocals TBA - piano Brent Gubbels - bass Graham Villette - drums

Past Events

Concerts and Engagements at:
London's Pizza Express Live Soho, Embassy of Canada Tokyo, six city tour of Japan, BFlat Jazz Club Berlin, Jazzbar Vogler, Cotton Club Hamburg, Nardis Jazz Club Istanbul, Badau Jazz Club Istanbul, Frankie’s Jazz Club Vancouver, the Rex Hotel and Jazz Club Toronto, Hermann's Jazz Club Victoria, Yardbird Suite Edmonton, Alvin's Jazz Club Calgary, Asylym for Art Calgary, GigSpace Ottawa, the Emmet Ray Toronto. 

Festivals: Since the launch of my concert-giving career in 2019 with the first album release, I have headlined at the Victoria International Jazz Festival, the Fort Langley Jazz and Arts Festival, Vancouver International Film Festival. I have children so haven’t been available in the summer until recently. 

Entertainment gigs at countless venues such as:
The Vancouver Club, the Hotel Grand Pacific Victoria, the Pan Pacific Hotel, the Sylvia Hotel, the Four Seasons Vancouver, Vancouver Fashion Week, Vancouver Yacht Club.  Jazz concert and dance events for the Japanese Heritage Society, UBC, Everybody Dance Ballroom.

Fundraiser/gala/corporate clients include: Rolls Royce, Atira Women’s Resource Centre, Tonari Gumi, Inspire Health, Help Portrait, Union Mission Gospel, Ivey Business School, Tesla, various law firms such as BLG LLP, UBC Properties Trust, and Wesbrook Village Marketing Association.