Alex Pangman

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Alex Pangman (born September 4, 1976) is a Canadian jazz singer based in Toronto and is a specialist in the popular singing of the Great American Songbook.[1]

In 2011 she was signed to Justin Time Records for whom she recorded the album 33.[2] With several national jazz award nominations, videos, film, television, and radio appearances to her credit,[2] she sings in a style made popular by early jazz vocalists Connie Boswell and Kay Starr.[3] She has collaborated and recorded with Bucky Pizzarelli, Ron Sexsmith, Dick Sudhalter, Don Kerr, Jeff Healey, Terra Hazelton, and members of the New Orleans Cottonmouth Kings.[4]

Pangman inherited cystic fibrosis. She had a successful double lung transplant in November 2008.[1][5] After the surgery, she began to draw attention to the subject of organ and tissue donation in Canada.[6] In the summer of 2013 while experiencing organ rejection, Pangman opened for Willie Nelson at Toronto's Massey Hall shortly before receiving her second double lung transplant in August 2013. By March 2014 she was recording music again.[7]

She is married to "Colonel" Tom Parker,[1] with whom she sings country music.

Discography[edit]

  • 1999 They Say... (Sensation)
  • 2001 Can't Stop Me from Dreaming (Sensation)
  • 2009 Christmas Gift (Real Gone Gal)
  • 2009 Live in Montreal (Real Gone Gal)
  • 2011 33 (Justin Time)
  • 2013 Have a Little Fun with Bucky Pizzarelli (Justin Time)
  • 2014 New (Justin Time)[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Everett Green, Robert."Jazz Singer Alex Pangman Still Recording After Double Lung Transplant." Globe and Mail. April 22, 2011 <http://www.theglobeandmail.com/arts/music/jazz-singer-alex-pangman-still-recording-after-double-lung-transplant/article577394/>
  2. ^ a b "Alex Pangman." Justin Time Records. <http://www.justin-time.com/artists.php?lang=fr&aid=377>
  3. ^ Dagan, Ori. "33 - Alex Pangman." The Whole Note Magazine. May 30, 2011. <http://www.justin-time.com/artists.php?lang=fr&aid=377>
  4. ^ Alex Pangman Discography <http://www.alexpangman.com/music.html>
  5. ^ Frank, Andy. "Alex Pangman's 33 is Breathtaking." Roots Music Canada. May 6, 2011. <http://www.rootsmusic.ca/2011/05/06/alex-pangmans-33-is-breathtaking/>
  6. ^ "Waiting for the Call." CBC Radio audio interview. April 12, 2011. Matt Galloway and Alex Pangman http://www.cbc.ca/metromorning/episodes/2012/04/11/waiting-for-the-call/>
  7. ^ http://jamesstrecker.com/words/?p=848
  8. ^ "Alex Pangman". AllMusic. Retrieved 18 April 2017. 

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