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Angela Verbrugge is a jazz vocalist who “possesses a winsome, brightly burnished, pliable voice, ample emotional intelligence, considerable songwriting skills, and conspicuously good taste.” (JazzTimes) Angela Verbrugge caught listeners’ ears with her debut album The Night We Couldn’t Say Good Night (released on Gut String Records, NYC) and she won this year’s JazzTimes Readers’ Poll in the female jazz vocalist category. The magazine’s review of her album describes that Angela, who takes inspiration from vintage musicals, the swing era, blues, and bebop, has “conspicuously good taste”. 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 MagazineJazzWeekly describes the former actress as “fun and quirky, hip and a hoot, wispy and romantic; she slithers and oozes, and cleverly swings.” Award-winning vocal jazz author, Wall Street Journal writer described her debut album as having, “a top-drawer arranging crew and cast of expert musicians”, amd noting that Angela possesses ” a vocal sound that’s full of depth and nuance – welcoming the light but without denying the existence of the darkness”. She has appeared at leading Canadian jazz clubs and festivals. Angela is touring to Europe this fall, and releasing singles in anticipation of her second album, out March 2022.

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