Canada's Sweetheart of Swing music, Alex Pangman, parties like it's 1933!
Having found solace at a young age in Ella Fitzgerald and the vocal work of Louis Armstrong, JUNO nominated Alex Pangman also found a calling. Proud to be known as ‘Canada’s Sweetheart Of Swing’, her natural vocal abilities and obsessive, deep appreciation for that bygone era have earned her a place in our nation’s heart. She’s not old fashioned, though. Pangman is a vivacious performer who retains creative control of all her work: carefully choosing her repertoire, composing original material, assembling her backing band and co-producing much of her recent recorded output. Rather than some casual throwback, Pangman delivers a unique, deliberate reinterpretation of one of North America’s most fertile, timeless eras. Her newest record was JUNO nominated for jazz vocal and explores the popular songs of the 1920s, 30s, and 40s. Backed this year by a quintet of sentimental gentleman, Pangman’s performance is a sure bet to please all generations of jazz fans. Pangman has played both Massey Hall and Koerner Hall, and opened for Willie Nelson, Bob Newhart and played with both Bucky & John Pizzarelli, as well as being a music student to the late Jeff Healey. Personnel: Alex Pangman (vocals), Chris Banks (bass), Glen Anderson (drums), Peter Hill (piano) John Macleod (cornet)
Art type: Live Music
What this Artist plays most of the time
Home base: Toronto ON
Appeals most (but not limited) to: University student swing dance groups, professionals, dancers, retired peoples.