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Linda Purl & DIVA Jazz Orchestra: Big Band Romance
Birdland Jazz Club
Mon, Apr 1 Open: 5:30 pm | Shows: 7:00 pm


Birdland is proud to announce that singer/actress Linda Purl will return to the historic stage on Monday, April 1 at 7pm with Big Band Romance, accompanied by the DIVA Jazz Orchestra and musical director Tedd Firth.  Linda’s special guest will be singer Nicolas King.

Join Linda with the internationally acclaimed DIVA Jazz Orchestra for a celebration of some of the extraordinary music that defined the classic big band sound and the songs they helped made famous.  The show will include “Pick Your Self Up,” “Come Rain or Come Shine,” and “Too Darn Hot”.  This evening of musical homage and fun will be under the music direction of Tedd Firth with Special Guest, Nicolas King.

Linda Purl is known for her running roles on multiple, iconic television series. Besides being Richie Cunningham’s girlfriend and Fonzie’s fiancée on Happy Days, Matlock’s daughter Charlene Matlock, and Pam’s Mom/Steve Carell’s girlfriend on The Office, she has starred in over 47 made-for-TV movies.  A recurring role on Homeland has been among her favorites and she is currently recurring on the new HBO Max series, Hacks. 

Past concert venues include Lincoln Center Jazz, Birdland, Catalina Jazz Club, Colorado Springs Symphony, Thousand Oaks Performing Arts Center, Naples Philharmonic, Crazy Coqs in London, Club Raye in Paris and Satin Doll in Tokyo. She has performed with the Glenn Miller, Diva Jazz and Orlando Jazz Orchestras. Solo albums are Alone Together, Out of this World—Live, Midnight Caravan and Up Jumped Spring. Soon newly released, Taking a Chance on Love. Theatre credits (partial listing) Broadway: The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, Getting and Spending. Off-Broadway, Mr. Toole, The Baby Dance. Regional at such theatres as: Long Wharf, Actors Theatre of Louisville, The Old Globe, Mark Taper Forum, South Coast Repertory, Santa Fe Opera, Cleveland Playhouse, Laguna Playhouse, The Lensic Santa Fe, Berkeley Rep, Williamstown Theatre Festival (six seasons); Theatre Princesse Grace, Monaco; Imperial Theatre, Tokyo, Japan.  Partial film: Bender, Mighty Joe Young, Leo and Loree; Sundays.