ABOUT THE SHOW
Offering a refined mix of classic and contemporary jazz, Helen’s is a new live music series featuring vibrant performances by small ensembles – for a small audience!
With only 80 seats, you can expect a cozy and intimate Friday night (think speakeasy!) with friends, drinks, and swoon-worthy music. Auditorium-style seating is first-come, first-served. Cash bar offers beer, wine, and spirits for our 21+ crowd.
The Mark Buselli Quartet: featuring the music of Chet Baker, Clark Terry, Cole Porter and Hoagy Carmichael
Friday • April 21, 2023
Doors Open 6:45 PM
Show Starts 7:30 PM
@ Helen’s (Helen Haddad Hall)
315 Franklin Street
Columbus, IN 47201
Mark Buselli is Director of Jazz Studies at Ball State University. Awards include:
♦ 2010-11 BSU College of Fine Arts Dean’s Creative Arts Award
♦ Creative Renewal grant from the Indianapolis Arts Council in 2005
♦ Teacher of the year award in 2004 at Butler University
♦ Creative Vision award from NUVO in May of 2007
♦ Top ten CD release of 2009 (Dec 09) in JAZZIZ magazine for “An Old Soul”
♦ Top 100 CD of the decade (Jan 10) in Downbeat magazine for the Buselli/Wallarab
release of “Basically Baker”
♦ 2012 Jazz Times Critics poll as being one of the five finalists for Large Jazz Ensemble
of the year (BWJO)
♦ 2016 Basically Baker vol. 2 release (BWJO) named as one of the best releases of 2016.
♦ 2017 inductee into the Indianapolis Jazz Hall of Fame.
Buselli has over 50 arrangements published for big bands, brass ensemble, and piano/trumpet. He has ten recordings out as a leader on the Owlstudios and OA2 record labels. He has performed with many notable artists and has played for four United States presidents.
Mark was the featured trumpet soloist on the award winning short film “Claire and the Keys” released in 2015. Mark was a semi-finalist judge for the 2017 Essentially Ellington competition held at Lincoln Center in NYC and has served as a finalist for the National Jazz Trumpet Competition. He has taken his college bands on tours of Russia, China, Germany, Italy, France, Poland, Switzerland, and the Czech Republic.
Buselli currently serves as Education Director of the Buselli/Wallarab Jazz Orchestra in Indianapolis where he has created numerous educational opportunities for over 50,000 students with their relationship to Arts For Learning of Indiana.
Mr. Buselli graduated from Berklee School of music in Boston and received his MM in Jazz studies from Indiana University. While at Indiana he was awarded a Performers Certificate. The late David Baker personally picked the Buselli/Wallarab Jazz Orchestra to record his music.
He is a Yamaha performing artist and the Director of the Jazz track for the Music For All Summer Symposium. Mark resides in Indianapolis with his wife, Andrea, and daughter, Sophia.