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LLI: Tin Pan Alley

Presented ByLifelong Learning Institute, Manassas
When/WhereMonday, Feb 25, 2019 10:00amHylton Performing Arts Center, Gregory Family Theater, Science and Technology

Songwriters of the Great American Songbook

Instructor: Dr. Darden Purcell

Dr. Purcell will discuss the importance of the Great American Songbook songwriters, composers, and lyricists. She will bring back to life all those wonderful songs we grew up listening to on the radio and on our record players and discuss the importance of jazz in forming the Great American Songbook. A question and answer period will follow.

Dr. Darden Purcell is a Washington D.C. based jazz vocalist, an active featured soloist with symphony orchestras, big bands and small ensembles, and a band leader and vocal instructor. Dr. Purcell has shared the stage with top jazz artists including Eric Alexander, Terell Stafford, Jim Pugh, Chip McNeill, Dana Hall, Alan Baylock, Stockton Helbing, Byron Stripling, Bo bby Floyd, Joel Spencer, Darmon Meader, Lisanne Lyons, the Metropolitan Jazz Orchestra, the US Navy Commodores, The Airmen of Note, US Army Blues and the American Festival Pops Orchestra (Tony Maiello) performing at concert halls and clubs throughout the nation. Dr. Purcell is the Director of Jazz Studies, Jazz Voice Instructor and Director of the Mason Jazz Vocal Ensemble at George Mason University.

This event is open to the public. For more information about the Lifelong Learning Institute, Manassas, visit: lli-manassas.org

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