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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 upbeat positive attitude make Pangman a perfect choice as Top Canadian swinger. She brings the songs of early jazz alive. She's a little old timey, but contemporary at the same time. Pangman is welcome as a regular spin on Tonic because of her friendly and approachable sound. She really is a sweetheart of swing!
In Alex Pangman's musical world, hot tunes flow like bathtub gin in a back-alley speakeasy. She roars through a repertoire of vintage swing and blues, possessed by the coltish spirit of a young Mildred Bailey or Ella Fitzgerald. There are champagne bubbles in Pangman's voice as she growls, sighs and wears her heart on her sleeve
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