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Pruis Hall at Ball State University

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1000 N. McKinley Ave.
Muncie, IN 43706 United States
765-285-5524

February 2022

Hooray for Hollywood

February 12 @ 7:30 pm
Pruis Hall at Ball State University, 1000 N. McKinley Ave.
Muncie, IN 43706 United States
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Gracing the stages of Ronnie Scott’s legendary jazz club to the Wigmore Hall in London, Bermuda Jazz Festival, Amsterdam’s Concertgebouw and Jazz at Lincoln Center, the Julian Bliss Septet has shared their uplifting, classy, humorous shows and exceptional musicianship around the world since their formation in 2010. Handpicked by one of the finest clarinetists of our day, Julian Bliss, the Septet perform shows that combine over 200 years of musical heritage with and incredible command of Western classical and jazz. …

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March 2022

Pioneering Women in Jazz

March 1 @ 7:30 pm
Pruis Hall at Ball State University, 1000 N. McKinley Ave.
Muncie, IN 43706 United States
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From the Jim Crow era-South through the turbulent 1960s, Bessie Smith, Billie Holiday and Nina Simone were among the most influential and popular singers of their times. Both within their music and outside of the clubs and concert halls, they wielded their exceptional talents to combat racial prejudice, sexism, and poverty. Whether powerfully and playfully claiming her autonomy and sexuality (Bessie Smith), forcing America to acknowledge the racism pervasive in the American South and beyond (Billie Holiday), or giving voice…

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The Isaacs

March 11 @ 7:30 pm
Pruis Hall at Ball State University, 1000 N. McKinley Ave.
Muncie, IN 43706 United States
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The Isaacs are a Nashville based, multi-award winning family group, consisting of siblings Ben Isaacs, Sonya Isaacs Yeary and Rebecca Isaacs Bowman, and their mother, Lily Isaacs, who is the daughter of Polish, Jewish Holocaust survivors. The band’s unique style showcases tight family harmony and blends their multi-genre musical influences of bluegrass, rhythm and blues, folk, country, and southern gospel. Known for their high profile collaborations, The Isaacs biggest fans and contemporaries include Reba McEntire, Dolly Parton, Alison Krauss, Alabama,…

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John Jorgenson Bluegrass Band

March 24 @ 7:30 pm
Pruis Hall at Ball State University, 1000 N. McKinley Ave.
Muncie, IN 43706 United States
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J2B2 is an all-star bluegrass supergroup featuring four legendary, award-winning musicians – John Jorgenson on acoustic guitar, mandolin and vocals; Herb Pedersen on banjo, acoustic guitar and vocals; Mark Fain on bass; and Patrick Sauber on acoustic guitar and vocals – delivering bluegrass like no one has ever heard it before. The band’s undeniable live shows have received stellar reviews and have the bluegrass world buzzing. The four combine forces to form a spot-on union of impeccable musicianship, incomparable songwriting, incredible harmony vocals (a fresh twist combining bluegrass with…

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