"Angela lets her stunning vocals soar."
- THE RECORD-JOURNAL, Meridian, CT
James Pasinski (JPSMusicBlog)
<The Night We Couldn't Say Good Night is> "...beautifully patient and timeless."
- EPONYMOUS REVIEW
(Interview coming soon!)
"...with a vocal sound that’s bright and optimistic and also full of depth and nuance - welcoming the light but without denying the existence of the darkness. ...I for one, am glad that the door opened and Angela Verbrugge came through it."
- WILL FRIEDWALD
Music writer (The Wall Street Journal, Vanity Fair, Playboy), author of nine books including Jazz Singing, and the award-winning A Biographical Guie to the Great Jazz and Pop Singers. He is a curator for Apple Music.
"Quirky with a swing!"
- JAZZ WEEKLY (sneak preview from a coming review)
Veteran critic George Harris
"The Night We Couldn't Say Good Night" is such a satisfying and solid musical statement. I love the singing, the material, the arrangements, and the band! The duet on "Interlude" ("Night in Tunisia") with pianist Ray Gallon is especially memorable."
- MIKE RUD
Juno-award winning Montreal-based jazz guitarist
"I had the good fortune to assist somewhat in the arranging process for her debut album, and was impressed with Angela's creative impulses. She shines a new light on some classics, while presenting some challenging and often humorous original material. As a vocalist, Ms Verbrugge's acting skills clearly bring forth the lyrics in an engaging way".
- MILES BLACK
award-winning jazz pianist, multi-instrumentalist, arranger, producer, composer (http://www.milesblack.com/)
"...a fine vocalist and an engaging performer who communicates a song's lyrics to the audience."
Retired Arts Reviewer, Vancouver Sun
"I had the pleasure of playing vibraphone in Angela's quartet. She has a warm, honey-hued sound and phrases so beautifully! She is a great composer, and writes songs that are both unique and fun to play."
Vancouver-based drummer and vibraphonist
"Angela's exuberance and warmth are qualities that you can count on when hearing her sing! It's always a pleasure to hear her interpretations of standards and her inventive way of finding music that is less explored, as well."
Jazz vocalist and pianist
"Angela is a strong up-and-coming talent on the Vancouver vocal jazz scene. She has stage presence that surpasses all of her contemporaries. In her hands every song becomes a story. Every show of hers is a ton of fun."
- ROD MACDONALD
Artistic Director/Programmer of the Pats Jazz Series