Big Band Romance

Big Band comes together with Linda Purl for a celebration of some of the extraordinary women who defined the classic big band sound and the songs they helped made famous. The show is an evening of homage to the likes of Peggy Lee, Ella Fitzgerald and Rosemary Clooney under the music direction of Tedd Firth. Featuring classic standards like My Romance, Pick Your Self UpCome Rain or Come Shine and Caravan, it conjures the thrilling legendary big band era of Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Glenn Miller and more.  L

(This show has been performed with Diva Jazz Orchestra and Orlando Jazz Orchestra.  It can be performed with either of those or with a big band in your area.) 

Great pipes, a swinging sense of time and tempo, musical as hell, hypnotic on ballads and powerful as a big-band vocalist on the rhythmic numbers,  Linda Purl is a perfect fit for the big band sound. It doesn’t hurt that’s she’s also as gorgeous to look at as a Technicolor dream from the Golden Age of Hollywood. Linda Purl has got it all in one meteoric display of supersonic talent.  She fractures me!A version of Marilyn Monroe…to impress today’s feminist Purl’s smart, polished, nuanced, and very contemporary delivery of time-tested songs sung to charts arranged and conducted by her as-close-to-perfection-as-it-gets pianist/musical director Tedd Firth. Rex Reed