Every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday throughout the Fall and Winter, the Home Smith Bar at the Old Mill Toronto showcases some of the most important instrumentalists and leading vocalists on today’s jazz scene performing for your pleasure in the cozy intimacy of one of Toronto’s best loved lounges.
Tonight, we showcase classic jazz vocal star and respected composer ALEX PANGMAN, multiple National Jazz Awards honoree and 2003 Genie Award winner, whose long association with guitar genius Jeff Healey resulted in two chart dominant albums that began a recording career which in 2011, culminated in a union with the prestigious Justin Time label and the groundbreaking release of her latest hit CD, “33”.
Although ALEX PANGMAN grew up a couple of generations late to have sung with Teddy Wilson, the vibrant young vocalist is proud to be known as “Canada’s Sweetheart of Swing”. With pipes aplenty, Pangman possesses the requisite taste, talent and the historical knowledge of an avid record collector to breathe new life into the sturdy standards of the classic jazz era.
Alex’s dedication to her music goes far beyond what 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.
After getting a Songwriter of the Year nomination from the National Jazz Awards for her tune Melancholy Lullaby for the 2001 film Torso: The Evelyn Dick Story, Alex received two more nominations in the Vocalist Of The Year Category, and then a Ken Whiteley number she sang over the opening scene of the 2003 feature film Falling Angels won a Genie for Best Original Song.
This evening’s singing star ALEX PANGMAN & HER ALLEYCATS features swing masters PETER HILL on piano, JOHN MacLEOD on cornet, and GLENN ANDERSON on drums, entertaining in the up-close-and-personal ambience of The Home Smith Bar.
* Minimum Food & Beverage of $ 20.00 per person
* Taxes & Gratuities Additional
* Limited Seating Available
* No Reservations
Location: Home Smith Bar February 11