Alex Pangman is a Canadian jazz singer based in Toronto and is a specialist in the popular singing of the Great American Songbook. Although she 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, multiple Juno nominee 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. She sings in a style made popular by early jazz vocalists Connie Boswell and Kay Starr and 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.
A compelling talent, Alex Pangman's voice can be regarded as even more impressive, knowing she received a double lung transplant several years ago. The smoke-filled venues where Pangman often frequented finally caught up to the singer, who was battling lung disease at the time. She had a successful double lung transplant in November 2008. After the surgery, she began to draw attention to the subject of organ and tissue donation in Canada. 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 – and by the time you finish reading this, she'll already be hard at work on her next musical adventure.