In the Mood Quartet
Sat. November 11th 2023 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM doors at 5:30 PM (All Ages)
Traditional pop and jazz of the late 1930s and 1940s WW2 era - the songs of love and longing, playful flirting, and swingin’ distraction, performed by Angela Verbrugge and the In the Mood Quartet. 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 take a sombre moment to remember those who have lost and will 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 in 2019, previously would perform this annually to critical acclaim in Vancouver area. The last two years at Hermann’s have sold out so gather your groups and make a reservation. She has formed a classic piano trio of Victoria’s finest and most swingin musicians to accompany her for this occasion. Dr Tony Genge is a masterful jazz pianist well-versed in the swingin 40s style. Returning from touring with Cirque de Soleil and a career on the Berlin jazz scene, Scott White lends his big bass sound. Popular Nanaimo-based jazz drummer, playful rhymatician Graham Villette will be sure to keep toes a tappin!
An annual sell-out: reserve your table for today. Or, block your calendar and join us for the livestream (by donation).
“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 “
In the Mood Quartet
Angela Verbrugge - vocalist
Tony Genge - pianist
Scott White - bass
Graham Villette - drummer