Big Band Romance with Music Director Tedd Firth
February 9, 2020 @ 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Join 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, including tunes such as “Pick Your Self Up,” “Come Rain or Come Shine,” “Midnight Caravan.” An evening of homage to the likes of Peggy Lee, Ella Fitzgerald, and Rosemary Clooney under the music direction of Tedd Firth.
“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 DIVA. 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!” – Rex Reed
“If there were still big band cutting sessions, DIVA would swing a lot of the remaining big bands out of the place.” – Nat Hentoff, Jazz Times