Her art is her own, and she offers rare pleasures. She understands the song, not only as notes and syllables on paper, but also the heart-messages it sends us. She conveys tenderness, thoughtfulness, wit, and ardor: emotions and perceptions aimed right at us through her very human voice”

— JazzLives

Please send your friends and family in Japan to my concerts!

Please send your friends and family in Japan to my concerts!

In Berlin, ready to perform at the BFlat Jazz Club

In Berlin, ready to perform at the BFlat Jazz Club

Previous events

Angela Verbrugge Quartet featuring Tony Genge, TBA (bass) and Graham Villette (drums). This Sunday Jazz series event is produced by Preston Davies and not listed on the venue website, however the pub will take reservations by phone. Information will be on the CVCAS website soon. Tickets for $15 are available at the door, and the pub’s menu is available.

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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. Angela brings her Vocals ’n Vibes concept to Frankie’s for the first time. The quartet’s arrangements feature the warm, mellow sounds of a vibraphone (played with mallets similar to a xylophone but with metal bars). Vancouver vibraphonist Nick Apivor has been part of Vancouver’s jazz scene for over 20 years, playing with The N.O.W Orchestra, Juno-nominated Rumba Calzada, Out of The Woods, Double Vibes, Mimosa, Bill Runge Quintet, and numerous other groups. Nick has performed at many jazz festivals, including the Borneo Jazz Festival in Malaysia, and has toured across the U.S. and Canada. They are joined by bassist Brent Gubbels who has toured North America and Europe extensively with leading artists playing international jazz and folk festivals. Drummer/vibraphonist Craig Scott has a long career performing with such artists as Sweets Edison, Rosemary Clooney, Phil Woods, Ernestine Anderson, Dianna Krall and the Nylons. “If this is what the new generation of jazz diva has to offer, count me in. An all-original set and her whole presentation is a show stopper. Playing like a dream come true, this lass with class is just going to bowl you over.” — Midwest Record

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Angela Verbrugge - Ashley Wey (Vocal Jazz/ Piano)

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Fathom - at the Hotel Grand Pacific, 463 Belleville St, Victoria

Fathom is an upscale, west-coast-inspired restaurant and lounge featuring all-new contemporary decor. With a modern, clean design and thoughtful attention given to the incredible views of Victoria’s Inner Harbour, the new space is as welcoming as it is breathtaking.

Fully appreciate every sip while you soak into a comfy couch in our newly renovated lounge. We offer a unique list of cocktails made with the finest ingredients and blended by our passionate bartenders. We also have one of the best collections of whisky in the city, curated for curious rookies and seasoned connoisseurs alike.

Experience the freshest flavours, prepared with impeccable technique and the ceaseless creativity of Chef Peter Kim. Chef Kim and his team create fantastically inspiring cuisine using local and sustainable ingredients in an engaging atmosphere emphasizing connection and shared experiences. Presented to you in a stunning new dining room overlooking Victoria’s Inner Harbour.

Fri. Apr 14th 2023 - - Mar 31st @ Hermann's Jazz Club I Left My Heart: A Tribute to Tony Bennett Fri. April 14th 7:00 - 9:00 doors at 5:30 (All Ages) $25 plus fees/tax, advance purchase recommended, walk-ins welcome

Purchase In-Person Tickets Enjoy a Friday evening dinner and date out in downtown Victoria at the oldest continuously-operating jazz club in Canada with one of the busiest jazz vocalists in Western Canada. Angela is putting together a night to pay homage to one of the great voices and interpreters of the century, Tony Bennett. You’ll hear classic songs like I Left My Heart in San Francisco, Cheek to Cheek, The Good Life, and Don’t Get Around Much Anymore as Angela and her stellar quartet mine from his over 70 albums and releases. The classics you know and love will be performed alongside some of Angela’s originals inspired by traditional songbook repertoire. Angela is touring in Japan in early March, and since beginning her career in 2013, she has released two critically-acclaimed albums. Her piano trio’s sound, inspired by Tony’s recording with the Bill Charlap trio and swinging groups like the Oscar Peterson trio, will provide the perfect harmonic and rhythmic elements to bring this repertoire to life.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ About Angela: After winning the 2020 JazzTimes’ Readers' Poll for Best Female Vocalist, Angela Verbrugge 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 charismatic vocalist pens original lyrics and compositions in the style of classic standards. Angela relocated to Victoira in 2019 from Vancouver. 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.

About Ashley: Ashley Wey is known as the former artistic programming director for Hermann’s Jazz Club where she guided Victoria’s thriving music scene for several years, but at the core of all she does, she is a world-class jazz pianist. While she has released several jazz albums that showcase her piano and vocal talents, Ashley’s most recent project is entirely original project melding alternative folk, pop, and jazz. She is a first-call accompanist on Vancouver Island, but also an interantional bandleader of her own right. She studied under the Canadian jazz greats such as Don Thompson in Toronto before touring the world on cruise ships around the world with four-time Grammy Award winner, Manny Kelloughis. She has worked with Canadian Idol winner Eva Avila, Juno Award-winners Brandi Disterheft, Mae Moore, Emily Braden, and all the leading vocalists in Victoria.

About Louis: One of the busiest musicians on Vancouver Island, Louis Rudner is an upright and electric bassist, educator, and music arranger and music copyist. He earned his Bachelor’s and Master’s in Music Performance on the Double Bass/Jazz Studies near his hometown, at Michigan State University. After several years of travelling the world on cruise ship gigs, he has settled into Victoria with his wife, pianist, Ashley Wey. Louis is a regular member of many local groups, as well as playing with many more British Columbia greats and touring artists. He finds himself performing most days of the week, and when he’s not performing, he’s educating the next generation.

About Damian: Damian Graham, the leader of the Best Guys in Town, is an in-demand drummer in jazz and a variety of genres including Latin, oldies, rock, pop, and even metal. Performance highlights include travelling the world to perform; he has shared the stage with Joshua Redman, Grammy-winning Cecil McBee, The Fabulous Thunderbirds, Holly Cole, The Shuffle Demons, Buddy Guy, Colin James, and Joey DeFrancesco.

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Angela Verbrugge アンジェラ・バーブルージュ JAPAN TOUR 3/12(Sun)熊本CIB Open18:00 Start19:00 Charge 4,500yen Angela Verbrugge(vo) 園田智子(p) 荒木卓也(b) 菅原高志(d) TEL: 096-355-1001 〒860-0806 熊本市中央区花畑町11-14 KOHENビル2F

Angela Verbrugge アンジェラ・バーブルージュ JAPAN TOUR 3/5(Sun) 吉祥寺SOMETIME Open 18:00 Start 19:00 Charge 4,000yen Angela Verbrugge(vo) ませひろこ(sax) 松本茜(p) 三橋洋介(b) 菅原高志(d) TEL: 0422-21-6336

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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.

Past Events

Concerts and Engagements at:
London's Pizza Express Live Soho, Embassy of Canada Tokyo, six city tour of Japan, BFlat Jazz Club Berlin, Jazzbar Vogler, Cotton Club Hamburg, Nardis Jazz Club Istanbul, Badau Jazz Club Istanbul, Frankie’s Jazz Club Vancouver, the Rex Hotel and Jazz Club Toronto, Hermann's Jazz Club Victoria, Yardbird Suite Edmonton, Alvin's Jazz Club Calgary, Asylym for Art Calgary, GigSpace Ottawa, the Emmet Ray Toronto. 

Festivals: Since the launch of my concert-giving career in 2019 with the first album release, I have headlined at the Victoria International Jazz Festival, the Fort Langley Jazz and Arts Festival, Vancouver International Film Festival. I have children so haven’t been available in the summer until recently. 

Entertainment gigs at countless venues such as:
The Vancouver Club, the Hotel Grand Pacific Victoria, the Pan Pacific Hotel, the Sylvia Hotel, the Four Seasons Vancouver, Vancouver Fashion Week, Vancouver Yacht Club.  Jazz concert and dance events for the Japanese Heritage Society, UBC, Everybody Dance Ballroom.

Fundraiser/gala/corporate clients include: Rolls Royce, Atira Women’s Resource Centre, Tonari Gumi, Inspire Health, Help Portrait, Union Mission Gospel, Ivey Business School, Tesla, various law firms such as BLG LLP, UBC Properties Trust, and Wesbrook Village Marketing Association.