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Lonsdale area - Vocal Jazz Vespers at St Andrew's United

Jazz Vespers at St Andrew's United North Van Sun, Jan 29 @ 4:00PM St Andrew's United Church, 1044 St George's Av, North Vancouver, BC Enjoy an hour concert with a short sermon and segways for reflection. Meet new members of the community and have an enjoyable afternoon. By donation. Street parking available. See you there! Angela Verbrugge - vocals Tony Genge - piano Brent Gubbels - bass Kristian Braathen - drums With Rev Judith Hardcastle By donation - bring cash for the basket. Proceeds go to the musicians. All are welcome regardless of beliefs or faith background. 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. A native of Vancouver, Tony Genge is one of Canada's leading jazz organists and jazz pianists. He is also a respected music educator, and a well-known and much-recorded composer of classical music. Tony Genge: From 1989 until 2005 Genge taught jazz piano in the Dept. of Music at St. Francis Xavier University before moving back to Victoria, BC where he currently resides. During that time he also performed extensively with many leading jazz artists, at the same time maintaining an active career as a classical composer. As a jazz pianist, his cool and swinging style references the great jazz piano tradition of pianists such Ahmad Jamal, Red Garland, Wynton Kelly, Horace Silver and Les McCann. As a jazz organist, Genge presents his bluesy, soul-jazz influenced style on the Hammond B3 organ in concerts and clubs. His roots are in the stylings of the great jazz organists such as Jimmy Smith, Don Patterson, Jack McDuff and Richard 'Groove' Holmes, combined with a variety of modern jazz influences. Over the years Genge has performed with many leading international jazz artists, including Eddie 'Lockjaw' Davis, Paul Horn, John Abercrombie, Randy Brecker, Jerry Bergonzi, Jeff Hamilton, Roberta Gamberini, Adam Nussbaum, Gene Bertoncini, Joey Baron, Randy Brecker, Peter Erskin, Larry Grenadier, Lew Soloff, P.J. Perry and many others. Tony Genge - Brent Gubbels - Kristian Braathen - Time: 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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