Angela Verbrugge is a charismatic vocalist based in Victoria and Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
A former actress, Angela turned to her passion of performing the best of Great American Songbook, vocal jazz and bossanova favourites. She also writes songs in that style, and has a knack for finding hidden gems in the traditional pop and vocal jazz catalogues.
With a voice that is at once both innocent and sultry, she exudes playfulness and passion that takes audiences on a journey to their own memories of love and excitement, longing and broken-heartedness. She calls upon beloved composers like Cole Porter, Gershwin, Jerome Kern and the songbooks of beloved songstresses and croooners of the past while adding her own signature flair and polish.
Angela customizes her program for each show, whether she is performing contemporary jazz at Frankie's Jazz Club in Vancouver, the historic home for jazz in Toronto, the Rex, exploring the Great American songbook at Hermann's in her hometown, or gracing the stage at the Vancouver International Film Festival. She also adores donning vintage clothes, pincurls, and singing traditional jazz of the 1920s to 40s on outdoor stages, and at private parties.
"Angela's stage presence surpasses all of her contemporaries. ...every song becomes a story," Rod MacDonald, programmer of the Pat's Vancouver Jazz Series