Friday, May 17, 2013

Three Exciting Concerts, Poetry and Free Classes This Weekend at The Buttonwood Tree

Poetry, yoga, Qigong, free meals and empowerment workshops are not the only thing going on at The Buttonwood Tree Performing Arts & Cultural Center this weekend. Three amazing, exciting groups are lined up at their usual under-priced door fee of only $10. Read more about these classes and the Free Poets Collective presentation on Saturday here: Buttonwood's Upcoming events

Tonight (May 17)
Pesky J. Nixon   - 8 pm -  read more about this "Bombastic yet brilliant" group here:  PJN website
Pesky J. Nixon

Joe Fonda performs on May 18th with two of Italy’s greatest jazz musicians: Carlo Morena on Piano and Michele Salgarello on Drums. This trio plays hard swing jazz with a pinch of European romanticism. Also at 8 pm.  reserve your seat here - more info

SUNDAY, May 19th  at 7 pm - KLEZWOODS   -  We'll make some room for dancing for this lively band. In the Hartford Courant: Owen McNally's article

Joe Kessler (Violin)
Sam Dechenne (Trumpet)
Daniel Linden (Trombone)
Jim Gray (Tuba)
Michael McLaughlin (Accordion)
Tev Stevig (Guitar)
Brian O’Neill (Percussion)
Grant Smith (Drumset)
Klezwoods is an amalgam of strings, horns and percussion that melds the spirit of traditional klezmer and Balkan music with modern grooves, improvisation and original repertoire.  Every player comes from a different background, which creates the band’s unique sound and style.  They originally got their start some years back when local Cambridge, MA haunt, Atwoods Tavern, wanted music for a “Klezmer Christmas” event.  Since that fateful day, Klezwoods has played The Kennedy Center in Washington D.C., The Helsinki Klezmer Festival in Finland, and tours regularly all over the Northeast playing festivals and concerts!

visit Klezwoods' site here

All performances, classes and workshops take place at The Buttonwood Tree in the former Arriwani Hotel, 605 Main Street, Middletown.  860-347-4957

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