Darden Purcell is an active 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 Eric Alexander, Terell Stafford, Jim Pugh, Chip McNeill, Jim Pugh, Alan Baylock, Byron Stripling, Bobby Floyd, Darmon Meader, Jim Carroll, Charlie Young, Chris Vadala, Glenn Wilson, Shawn Purcell, the Metropolitan Jazz Orchestra, US Navy Band Commodores, USAF Airmen of Note, US Army Blues and the American Festival Pops Orchestra, performing at concert halls and clubs nationally and internationally, including Blues Alley (DC), Club Bonafide (NYC), Bop Stop, JazzB (Sao Paulo, Brazil), The Jazz Kitchen, The Blue Wisp, The Kitchen Cafe, Wolf Trap for the Performing Arts (NSO) and The Kennedy Center (back-up vocals for Mr. George Benson, Ben Folds, Sara Bareilles and Caroline Shaw).


Dr. Purcell is the Director of Jazz Studies at George Mason University.


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