Song:You Do Something To Me
Album:Weaver Of Dreams
Jazz singer Angela Hagenbach has been a staple of the Kansas City jazz community since the late 80s. She was born in 1960. Her parents were jazz musicians. Her dad Leslie Washington played sax in local dance bands. Her mom Emma Jean Washington played piano and sang. Angela was the seventh of eight children. So with a large family, Angela's parents were never full time musicians. But they made sure all their kids learned piano and an instrument of their choice. Angela chose to play trombone. After several years performing in local bands, she became a fashion model. She moved back to Kansas City in the late 80s and she performed for four years at Kansas City's Ritz-Carlton Hotel. She started her own label in 1994. Angela's version of the Cole Porter standard You Do Something To Me is from her 2000 CD Weaver Of Dreams. She works a lot with the local group The Sons of Brasil who are obviously Brazilian influenced. Their guitarist Danny Embrey arranged a lot of the album. Sons of Brasil drummer Doug Auwarter and percussionist Gary Helm also appear on the album. Other musicians are Joe Cartwright on piano, Greg Carroll on vibes and Bob Bowman on bass. Bassist Steve Rigazzi and drummer Todd Strait also play on this album. They are all local Kansas City guys. Angela's latest CD The Way They Make Me Feel was released by Resonance Records in 2009. She still performs locally and tours occasionally. Jazz fans should check her out. Here's Angela Hagenbach with Jake Blanton on guitar, Roger Wilder on piano, Steve Rigazzi on bass, Doug Auwarter on drums and Gary Helm on percussion at the 2006 Gene Harris Jazz Festival in Boise, ID. Except for Blanton, the band is The Sons of Brasil.