Jazz vocalist, lyricist and composer Angela Verbrugge caught listeners’ ears with her 2019 debut album (released on NYC’s Gut String Records) and she won 2020 JazzTimes Readers’ Poll in the female jazz vocalist category. Her second album is being released in 2022, called Love for Connoisseurs. JazzTimes' review of her album describes that Angela, who takes inspiration from vintage musicals, the swing era, blues, and bebop, has “conspicuously good taste”. Toronto Music Report writes that she is “a gem of a vocalist who makes all her chosen material sound magical." Her lyrics and song-writing collaborations have received features in JAZZIZ Magazine and rave reviews in the jazz press. JazzWeekly describes the former actress as “fun and quirky, hip and a hoot, wispy and romantic; she slithers and oozes, and cleverly swings.” She is based in Victoria and Vancouver, BC.