Wed Apr 19
1073 Wisconsin Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20007
Jazz Vocalist, Darden Purcell has shared the stage with leading Jazz artists of our time. She brings her quartet and special guests, the Mason Jazz Vocal Ensemble for an evening of timeless standards and contemporary arrangements!
"She is one Jazz singer worthy of the name." Bob Bernotas, host of "Just Jazz."
Darden Purcell, a Washington D.C. based jazz vocalist, is a featured soloist with symphony orchestras, big bands and small ensembles, band leader and vocal instructor. Ms. Purcell has shared the stage with many top jazz artists including Maria Schneider, Eric Alexander, Terell Stafford, Jim Pugh, Chip McNeill, Chuchito Valdes, Dana Hall, Alan Baylock, Don Heitler, Glenn Wilson, Chip Stephens, Stockton Helbing, Byron Stripling, Bobby Floyd, Joel Spencer, Darmon Meader, Lisanne Lyons, Jim Carroll, Charlie Young, Chris Vadala, Shawn Purcell, Matt Niess, Dave Detwiler, Joe McCarthy, the Metropolitan Jazz Orchestra, US Navy Commodores, Naval Academy Big Band, Next Wave, The Airmen of Note, US Army Blues and the American Festival Pops Orchestra (Tony Maiello) performing at concert halls and clubs nationally and internationally, including Blues Alley, Pops for Champagne, The Jazz Kitchen, The Blue Wisp, The Kitchen Cafe, The Bop Stop, Con Alma, JazzB (Sao Paulo, Brazil), Sandler Center (back-up vocals for Ben Folds) Meyerhoff Center (BSO), Wolf Trap for the Performing Arts (NSO) and The Kennedy Center (back-up vocals for Mr. George Benson, Sara Bareilles and Caroline Shaw).
Dr. Purcell is the Director of Jazz Studies, Jazz Voice Instructor and Director of the Mason Jazz Vocal Ensemble at George Mason University.
The Mason Jazz Vocal Ensemble, directed by Dr. Darden Purcell, is the award-winning vocal group of George Mason University. This group has performed at Jazz4Justice™ concerts, Blues Alley Big Band Jam, Mason Jazz Vocal Nights, Kansas City Jazz Summit, American Choral Directors Association Regional Conference, Jazz Education Network Conferences, and Tiffin University Vocal Festival. They have shared the stage with The New York Voices, ACCENT and The Manhattan Transfer.