Sat - Oct. 19
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Performing Arts Lakefield, Lakefield
A superb song stylist with growing compositional chops, the gifted Toronto scene maker, Alex Pangman, has built a loyal fan base amongst jazz listeners and dancers alike through her critically acclaimed work with her stacked Alleycats in the studio, nightclubs and concert halls across Canada including three stellar showcases at the Montreal International Jazz Festival.
Alex’s dedication to her music goes far beyond was might be called a passionate pursuit – it’s more like a life-long obsession which began in her teens upon first discovering Louis Armstrong and Jack Teagarden along with amazing singers like Mildred Bailey, Julia Lee and Maxine Sullivan. “An exciting new world with this immense songbook opened up to me.”
Alex quickly began delving deeper into the sophisticated shellac of the 20s and 30s which eventually led to a fortuitous connection with guitar great Jeff Healey who knew a rare talent when he heard it. In very short order, Healey produced her impressive 1999 debut They Say (Sensation Records) as well as the 2001 follow-up, You Can’t Stop Me From Dreaming. While facets of Ella Fitzgerald, Connie Boswell and Ruth Etting could be discerned in Alex’s zesty delivery, that crisp clear voice was unequivocally her own.
Her Alleycats band includes:
Peter Hill on piano, Glenn Anderson on drums, Chris Banks on bass, and John Macleod & Brigham Phillips on cornet/trumpet, Ross Wooldridge on clarinet & sax, and/or Drew Jurecka on violin and reeds, with Jesse Barksdale on guitar.)
Show starts at 7:30 p.m., end time is estimated by Live Music Ontario
Tickets available from Performing Arts Lakefield
$35 / $10 Student cost