Having found solace at a young age in the voice of Mildred Bailey and the Louis Armstrong, Alex Pangman also found a calling. Proud to be known as ‘Canada’s Sweetheart Of Swing’, the Toronto singer’s 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. The JUNO nominee is a vivacious performer who retains creative control of all her work: carefully choosing her repertoire, at times 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. A hit with audiences of all ages, Pangman proves that music from the past is still relevant today. As a Justin Time records artist, she has recorded with Bucky Pizzarelli, Denzal Sinclaire, and Kevin Clark, as well as performing with John Pizzarelli, and opening for Willie Nelson. She began her exploration of Class Jazz with the late Dr Jeff Healey and learned a love of 78rpms and shellac. “The record player was was my university” the singer says. She is joined by her Alleycats group, her stellar Toronto band.