Valentine’s at the Oaks: Vocal Jazz Duo

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The Oaks 1-250-590-3155, 2250 Oak Bay Av, Victoria BC

Favourite love songs while you wine and dine at the historic Oaks. Vocal jazz duo Angela Verbrugge & pianist Karel Roessingh entertain. 2-seatings 5pm/7pm. A delicious 3-course Prix Fixe w/drink $60pp Favourite love songs while you wine and dine at the historic Oaks (originally the Oak Bay post office, the Blethering Place, many moons ago). Please call for reservations during business hours (do not email). RESERVATIONS Phone: (250)590-3155

Reservations strongly recommended to avoid disappointment.

$60 for three course dinner with wine/beer/bubbly Cash only includes gratuity and tax!

See menu image for options… Includes a house wine, beer or bubbly Start with butternut squash soup or garden salad, then chose from Grilled Chicken with bruschetta - creamy polenta, balsamic reduction, vegetables Blackened Salmon - mango salsa, wild rice, vegetables Braised boneless short rib - mashed potatoes, Demi-glace, vegetables Enjoy a strawberry champagne cheesecake or tiramisu for a sweet treat with your sweetheart, beloved friend, or love thyself and fly solo!

About the music: After winning the 2020 JazzTimes’ Readers' Poll for Best Female Vocalist, Angela has kept a busy tour schedule with performances in Japan, Turkey, Germany, England, as well as across 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. She performs these alongside repertoire from the Great American Songbook, such as tunes popularized by Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughan, and Julie London. Angela recorded her 2019 album in New York City, co-produced by bassist Cameron Brown. Toronto Music Report writes that Angela is “a gem of a vocalist who makes all her chosen material sound magical.” JazzWeekly describes the former actress as “fun and quirky, hip and a hoot, wispy and romantic; she slithers and oozes, and cleverly swings.” She won competitive grants from the British Columbian and Canadian governments to support the release of her second album, Love for Connoisseurs. Original songs from this project have been featured on leading Spotify editorial playlists.

Karel Roessigh The Times Colonist writes: “His repertoire is a mixed bag: clever originals and soulful interpretations of jazz standards like My Funny Valentine, Comes Love, Cheek to Cheek, It Had to be You etc. Roessingh has a lovely, lyrical touch, a deep knowledge of the historic evolution of jazz, and a quirky sense of humour.”

“Straight-ahead piano jazz doesn't get any better,” Indie Island.