Jazz Ensemble with Darden Purcell

Haymarket Theatre, Squires | Music

February 26, 2016 at 7:30pm

Virginia Tech alumna Darden Purcell joins the Jazz Ensemble, under the direction of Jason Crafton, for a great evening of jazz. A verteran performer who has shared the stage with artists such as George Benson and Eric Alexander, Purcell is currently the director of Jazz Studies at George Mason University.

The performance will feature some pieces arranged by her husband, guitarist Shawn Purcell:  "Your Red Wagon," off her album, Easy Living; a Ray Charles tune "Hallelujah, I Love Her/Him So;" the Bobby Timmons tune "Moanin;" and George Gershwin's "Embraceable You," arranged by Grammy Award-winner, Chip McNeill, a former director of jazz at Virginia Tech. 

Find out more about Darden Purcell and her upcoming performance with the Virginia Tech Jazz Ensemble.

Watch a video of her performing "Hallelujah I Love Her So with the Metropolitan Jazz Orchestra.

Love jazz? You won't want to miss these upcoming performances:

March 1 - U.S. Airforce Airmen of Note

April 26 - Jazz Ensemble with guest Byron Stripling

Admission

$10 general | $7 student

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