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Dizzy's Club NYC Performance - BSU Jazz

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Dizzy's Club NYC Performance - BSU Jazz

   We are extremely excited about the invitation to perform at Dizzy’s Club in NYC on March 23rd of 2020. Getting invited to play at Dizzy’s club is a huge honor for the Ball State Jazz program, all of the students currently in the band and, all of the former students who contributed to this program’s success.

    We were invited to play shortly after the Jazz At Lincoln Center Orchestra came to Ball State University October of 2018. The JALC performed with Wynton Marsalis and then did a one-hour clinic with my band. Mr. Marsalis was incredibly gracious with his time. He stayed an extra hour to make sure that everyone in the theatre had a chance to meet him.

   This does not happen over our Spring Break so we need to limit the amount of school days missed. Our original plan was to leave via bus on Sunday morning March 22nd from Muncie. We were to get to NYC after a 14 hour trip that cuts Sunday out for any NYC opportunities.

   On Monday we have a sound check at Dizzy’s club in the afternoon and two sets that evening with guest artists Ingrid Jensen on trumpet and BSU alumni Akili McDuffy on vocals. We are then set to leave on Tuesday morning for another long bus ride.




   We are using this crowd funding campaign so that we may buy airline tickets for the students! A morning flight out of Indianapolis on Sunday would get us there around lunch time. The students would have the whole day to explore NYC and take in what they want.


The band thanks you for your support! (Click link below)



Mark Buselli

Director of Jazz Studies

Ball State University


Choose a giving level


Louis Armstrong

you will receive a thank you email from the band.


Miles Davis

You will receive a Facebook shout out from the band


John Coltrane

You will receive a hand written thank you note from the band.


Dizzy Gillespie

You will receive a digital download of the Dizzy's concert.


Ella Fitzgerald

You will receive a digital download of the concert and a digital scrapbook of the night at Dizzy’s.


Charlie Parker

You will receive all from the $500 level PLUS a jazz arrangement written by a student jazz composer dedicated at our February 5th, 2020 concert!


Duke Ellington

All from the $500 level PLUS a free concert/Swing dance from the band for your event within a 60 mile radius of Ball State!