Angela Verbrugge in Tokyo, Japan - Filmed at the Oscar Peterson Theatre within the Embassy of Canada on International Women's Day March 8, 2023
"Voted as JazzTimes readers' 2021 'best female vocalist', this Canadian vocalist-composer draws from Annie Ross-inspired vocalese on a repertoire that includes the work of new jazz composers and classics, with element from chanson, bebop and blues, yet with a playful, garrulous style all her own."
"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