A live concert of the seminal 1962 album: “Nancy Wilson / Cannonball Adderley.” Mark Buselli -- bandleader, arranger, trumpeter – and the Ball State Faculty Jazz Professors pay tribute to these two artists and their classic 1962 recording. Buselli is also bandleader for the MidCoast Swing Orchestra.
Akili McDuffey, IndyFringe favorite and Ball State grad, is the featured vocalist.
About the Ball State Faculty Jazz Professors
Mark Buselli, trumpet, arranger and band leader
Freddie Mendoza, trombone
Amanda Gardier, sax
Cassius Goens, drums
Nick Tucker, bass
Scott Routenberg, piano
Joel Tucker, Guitar
About Akili McDuffey
McDuffey fronted for the Avenue Indy Jazz Quintet and the Midcoast Swing Orchestra Summertime concerts. Audience members described her as “Harmonically imaginative“ “Soft but gritty” “Wistful and silky smooth.”
“Akili breathes new life into the vocals of Ella Fitzgerald and Nancy Wilson
with a voice that transports you to another time and place.”