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Event Details

Dates: February 14, 2023

Venue: The Oaks Restaurant and Tearoom

Time: 17:00 - 21:00

Location: Map

Valentine's Vocal Jazz in Oak Bay

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.

JazzTimes Magazine writes that charismatic Canadian jazz vocalist Angela Verbrugge "possesses a winsome, brightly-burnished, pliable voice, with ample emotional intelligence, and conspicuously good taste." Angela won the 2020 JazzTimes Readers' Poll for Best Female Vocalist and was named in Scott Yanow "2021 Most Memorable Listens" list. She released her debut album, The Night We Couldn't Say Good Night, through Gut String Records (NYC). Toronto Music Report described, "Verbrugge addresses each song with the breathtakingly, absolutely natural purity of her voice. A rare perfect album." CBC Radio host Laila Biali described, "There's so much joy in delivery." WSJ-writer Will Friedwald describes, "a vocal sound that's full of depth and nuance - welcoming the light without denying the darkness". Angela was one of the youngest graduates from Toronto's George Brown School of Performing Arts after a youth spent in Ontario. She relocated to Vancouver (1997) and after having kids and three brushes with death, she decided to follow her passion to jazz. She relocated to Victoria on Vancouver Island in 2019. Angela is primarily influenced by the swing era, vintage musicals, and bebop. She has appeared at the Victoria Jazz Festival, the Fort Langley Jazz and Arts Festival, Vancouver International Film Festival, and top jazz clubs internationally such as Pizza Express London (Soho) and leading venues in Istanbul. Back in Canada, she tours to venues such as Frankie's, Hermann's, Yardbird Suite, Alvin's Jazz Club and the Rex. Her trios have included such Ray Gallon, Cameron Brown, Neil Swainson, Miles Black, Cory Weeds, Bernie Senensky, and Terry Clarke.

The Oaks Restaurant and Tearoom

2250 Oak Bay Avenue

Victoria, BC V8R 1E2

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