Sunday Jazz: Somewhere featuring Angela Verbrugge


Sunday, May 26, 2024 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm


Char's Landing

4815 Argyle Street, Port Alberni


[email protected] 250-730-1636
Somewhere - An Evening of Songs from Vintage Movie Musicals, Jazz Standards and Swingin’ Originals in a Classic Style - Album Release
Sunday Jazz Social @Char's doors 5pm jazz 6-8pm
By gratuity, suggested $25 Adults, $20 Seniors/Students
Dazzling New York City jazz pianist Ray Gallon joins charismatic Canadian vocalist Angela Verbrugge to take you on a trip back to the golden age of the silver screen and on-stage musicals like West Side Story, Singin in the Rain, Sound of Music, and hits from the musicals that featured talent like Fred Astaire, Gene Kelly and Judy Garland. Enjoy the timeless sound of the Great American Songbook, and be introduced to Verbrugge’s own modern day lyrics based on this classic style. Angela is celebrating the release of her new album, Somewhere, on Origin Records out of Seattle. Ray recently released an album with the most recorded bassist in jazz history, Ron Carter, called Grand Company on Cellar Records. Ray will share some thrilling instrumentals from this project as well. 
“One superb song after another; Verbrugge’s voice is now surely one of the most beautiful in the lyric soprano range.” Raul da Gama, That Canadian Magazine
“Verbrugge possesses a winsome, brightly burnished, pliable voice, ample emotional intelligence, considerable songwriting skills and conspicuously good taste!” Andrew Gilbert, JazzTimes
“It would not be surprising if some of Angela’s songs become standards in the future. Highly recommended.” Scott Yanow, LA Jazz Journal
“Gallon is commanding, poised and witty,” Downbeat Magazine.
“Ray Gallon is a pianist with a rich and complex musical vocabulary. <He is> filled with technical proficiency and emotional depth as well as a unique artistic voice.” All About Jazz
About the Band:
Canadian jazz vocalist Angela Verbrugge - 2020 JazzTimes Readers' Poll for Best Female Vocalist - infuses passion and emotion with each beautiful note. The charismatic singer / composer / lyricist spent the last three years touring across Canada, Europe, Turkey, and Japan. Joining Angela on her 2024 tour dates is acclaimed New York City bebop pianist Ray Gallon. Mentored by John Lewis, Hank Jones and Jaki Byard, Gallon has been a mainstay on the New York scene for forty years performing with luminaries such as Ron Carter, Lionel Hampton, Les Paul, Art Farmer, Benny Golson and backing artists like Sweets Edison, Dizzy Gillespie, Jane Monheit, Sheila Jordan, and Joe Williams. The ensemble's sound blends perfectly to create a close-knit chemistry to realize interpretations of classic vocal and instrumental jazz standards as well as original material in a timeless style.
On Jazz Night @ Chars the music is ongoing from 6pm-8pm. Doors open at 5pm.
A voluntary suggested gratuity of $20 (Seniors/Students) $25 (Adults) is appreciated.
Attendees are welcome to bring own snacks or supper. The beverage bar is open.
Char's Landing 4815 Argyle Street at 5th Avenue, Port Alberni, beautiful Vancouver Island
accompanied minors welcome to all events until 10pm
FMI text/call Char 250-730-1636 email [email protected]