Winner of the JazzTimes Readers' Poll for Best Female Vocalist

2024: accepting bookings for Europe in April. 2023 TOURING... March: Japan / June: UK, Luxembourg, Germany / OCT: BRITISH COLUMBIA / DEC: ALBERTA

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.

Angela Verbrugge in Tokyo, Japan - Filmed at the Oscar Peterson Theatre within the Embassy of Canada on International Women's Day March 8, 2023

JazzWise writes:

"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."

March 2023 Tour of Japan

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