Winner of the JazzTimes Readers' Poll for Best Female Vocalist

Since 2022, Angela has performed in UK, Japan, Türkiye, Germany, Luxembourg and across Canada

Angela Verbrugge (rhymes with rouge... pronounced ver-Bruges like the city of Bruges in Belgium) based on Vancouver Island, Canada.

With original Canadian music that combines the sensibilities of bebop, vintage movie musicals, and the Great American songbook, jazz vocalist, lyricist and composer Angela Verbrugge has emerged as one of Western Canada’s busiest performers. 

Since winning the JazzTimes’ Magazine poll for Best Female Vocalist in 2020, the charismatic vocalist has toured her romantic, humorous and inventive songwriting to top venues for jazz in Japan, the UK, Germany, Luxembourg and Türkiye. 

Angela Verbrugge released her debut album, recorded in NYC, in 2019, and followed it with an all-original project in 2022. Angela's third album, “Somewhere", is coming out on Origin Records (Seattle, USA) in May 2024. Both Angela’s albums were included in LA Jazz Journal/Downbeat critic Scott Yanow’s top albums of the year list, and he predicts that her songs may become standards in the future.

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."

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