Remembrance Day Music: Pop, Swing & Jazz Hits of the WW2 Era
Sun. November 8th 1:30pm - 3:00pm doors at 12:30pm (All Ages)
Performs traditional pop and jazz of the late 1930s and 1940s WW2 era - the songs of love and longing, playful flirting, and swingin’ distraction. This music defined a decade and uplifted hearts through dark wartime days. This Remembrance Day, join us to bob your head, tap your toe, reflect and remember those who lose their lives fighting for peace in a unique format. Songs from The Andrews Sisters, Glenn Miller, Benny Goodman, Vera Lynn and more like We’ll Meet Again, For All We Know, Bluebirds Over the White Cliffs of Dover, Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy, Don’t Under the Apple Tree and You’ll Never Know.
Angela, who relocated to Victoria a year ago, previously would perform this annually to critical acclaim in Vancouver area. She has formed a Nat King Cole style trio to accompany her for this occasion. Dr Tony Genge is a masterful jazz pianist well-versed in the swingin 40s style. Hailing originally from Tennessee, guitarist Joey Smith actually toured with the Glenn Miller Orchestra for several years. Special guest, bassist/vocalist Jen Hodge, joins us on the South Island driving down from her of hometown Courtenay, BC. Up until Covid hit in March, she had been working as a professional musician in NYC as a Trad Jazz bassist/vocalist.
Only 50 seats: reserve your table for 2/4/6 today or block your calendar and join us for the livestream!
“Angela’s music brings joy. You can hear that Angela is imaginative, but her singing rests securely on deep emotional understanding. She understands the song, not only as notes and syllables on paper, but also the heart-messages it sends us. She conveys tenderness, thoughtfulness, wit, and ardor: emotions and perceptions aimed right at us through her very human voice, its phrase-ending vibrato signifying a sweet earnestness. Her art is her own, and she offers rare pleasures.” JAZZLIVES
“ ...brings new life to traditional jazz with her spirited performances and clear love of the genre”
- Margaret Gallagher, host of Hot Air, CBC Radio
In the Mood Quartet
Angela Verbrugge - vocalist
Tony Genge - pianist
Joey Smith - guitarist
Jen Hodge - bass