thu26oct8:00 pmANGELA VERBRUGGE QUARTET8:00PM | $16.00

About the Artist(s)

Angela Verbrugge first caught listeners’ ears in 2019 with what JazzTimes described as her “captivating debut” album recorded in NYC, and she went on to win the 2020 JazzTimes Readers’ Poll for best female jazz vocalist. The magazine’s review describes that Angela, who takes inspiration from vintage musicals, the swing era, blues, and bebop, has “conspicuously good taste”. In 2022, she released her sophomore album, Love for Connoisseurs, a project consisting entirely of original lyrics for songs in the style of classic jazz and bebop standards. In the last three years, she has toured her music to Japan, Germany, Luxembourg, Turkey, the UK and across Canada. Her song-writing collaborations have been featured on major Spotify playlists, have received features in JAZZIZ Magazine, and been positively reviewed by major publications including JazzWise in England and Couleurs in France. JazzWeekly describes the former actress as “fun and quirky, hip and a hoot, wispy and romantic; she slithers and oozes, and cleverly swings.”

Her band for this special evening features her frequent songwriting collaborator and the pianist from her first album, NYC-based jazz pianist Ray Gallon. Ray has been a mainstay of the New York City jazz scene for over 35 years. In addition to recording for Cellar Records leading his own trios, he’s performed and/or toured with many of the legendary jazz greats including Lionel Hampton, Chaka Khan, Sheila Jordan, Jon Hendricks, Ron Carter and George Adams. Ray has appeared at all the top clubs in NYC (such as the Vanguard, Blue Note, Smalls, and Birdland), as well as at leading festivals and clubs around the world.

With Brent Gubbels – bass and Graham Villette – drums