Alex Pangman & Her Alleycats

Date: 
Sun Jun 25 12:00pm
Ticket Price: 
Free Admission

Alex Pangman-vocals, Peter Hill-piano, Glenn Anderson-drums, Christopher Banks-double bass, John MacLeod-cornet/flugelhorn, John MacMurchy- tenor sax/clarinet

Vocals/ Leader: Justin Time recording artist Alex Pangman has been called "Canada's sweetheart of swing." Her most recent album "33" pays homage to the songs of the 1930s, ably proving the music is still relevant & alive. Her style has all the vivacity and steppin' out glee of the Jazz Age & with a voice all her own, you'll hear influences of Kay Starr, a young Ella Fitzgerald, and Ruth Etting. Pangman is currently in the studio with Bucky Pizzarelli,
and has worked with Denzal Sinclaire, Ron Sexsmith, Jim Galloway, and Jeff Healey.

Piano: Peter Hill can be considered "a singer's best friend". He's been working with Alex Pangman for a decade, as well as supporting Laura Hubert, Girls Night Out, and being the steady on-call pianist on the Toronto trad scene. His own Quintet CD "For Now" got rave reviews.

Drums: Glenn Anderson is a scene maker. The perpetually busy drummer cites Buddy Rich & Gene Krupa as influences, whilst bringing his own "Anderson flair" to the kit. The flair has kept him steadily on stage with Pangman, Big Rude Jake, Red Hot Ramble, and a heaping handful of the best trad bands around. His own CD, "Swingin' The Blues" came out in 2003.

Bass: Christopher Banks is a graduate of Mohawk College, and a much in demand jazz bassist.
"International Banks" has worked from Dubai to Seoul, Victoria to St. Johns: and has held a spot with Pangman for five years. Always the comedian, it's no joke to say that his playing is solid.

Trumpet: Brigham Phillips is the newest member of Pangman's band. Easily switching from trumpet to trombone, his versatility brings a touch of class, and a pure, dextrous, and playful sound honed over decades of playing and teaching. Brigham also appears in Jim Galloway's Wee Big Band, as well as being musical director for John McDermott.

Photo By: Vincent Lions

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