Batesville Herald Tribune, Batesville, Indiana


January 19, 2010

Another awesome library series coming

Who would have thought that New York City musicians who have sat in with jazz greats would wind up at a Batesville Memorial Public Library After Hours Concert Series show?

Library director Mike Kruse is still pinching himself that he made lemonade out of lemons. When a band cancelled at the last minute in October, he asked son Adam, a Shelbyville schools band teacher, where he could find a replacement.

Adam Kruse suggested contacting area colleges.

Ball State University professor Mark Buselli, also a well-recognized jazz trumpeter in Indianapolis, couldn’t save the day in October, but soon the director received this e-mail: “I have four great artists from NY flying in for my Art of Jazz concert series” in April, so Mark Buselli & Friends will appear here April 17 (please see box on page 7).

The concert just happens to coincide with Jazz Appreciation Month and National Library Week. Alto saxophonist Andy Fusco has played with Buddy Rich, tenor saxophonist Gary Keller with Gerry Mulligan, bassist Bob Bowman with Karin Allyson, drummer Joel Spencer with Wynton Marsalis and pianist Frank Puzzullo with Dizzy Gillespie.

Kruse predicts, “This is just going to be very special. These are all guys with great chops. We’re really lucky to have timed this out just right.”

The director is still firming up five of the performances. “I’m excited to see performers coming back and I’m excited to see new performers and to share those people with our After Hours concert audiences.” He previews each group either live, by CD or online before booking them.

While the Batesville High School jazz band has played in March in the past, “this year we’re just trying something a little different.” He has invited some of the groups of Batesville middle and high school students music teacher Leon Enneking works with and that show, which could feature perhaps steel drums, African xylophones or other unique instruments, may be in a different month.

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