Friday, August 21, 2015

This Weekend at The Buttonwood Tree

The Matt Flinner Trio

Friday, August 21

8-10pm  $15 (cash or check at the door)

In 2006, three musical pals decided to get together to play a few gigs; since then, the Matt Flinner Trio has been exploring new pathways and setting new standards for the bluegrass trio sound all around the U.S. and Europe. This trio specializes in “Music du Jour”. On the day of the show, each member of the group composes a new piece on and performs it that night. This guarantees that each show will be different from anything you’ve seen before or will see in the future!

untitled-32“Flinner continues his reign as perhaps the most exciting and creative mandolin player on the scene today.”—Jazz Times

“(Flinner) blurs the lines between jazz and bluegrass, traditional and avant-garde.”—Associated Press

“Flinner provides the next logical evolutionary step to David Grisman’s unique ‘Dawg’ style, and does it with a nod to the past and a vision of the future.”—Bluegrass Now

More on Matt Flinner:

 Jazzage - Concert and Photo Show

Saturday, August 22 

8-10pm $10 

Jazzage is a dynamic trio offering a refreshing blend of tastefully arranged Jazz standards and original selections written by Carol Daggs on piano & voice. The performance features James Daggs on double bass and Billy Arnold on drum set. 

Owen McNally of the Hartford Courant and WNPR online wrote:

Photo Exhibit Seen Through a Jazz Lens
As part of the Saratoga Springs, New York, Centennial Celebration, The Buttonwood Tree is exhibiting selections from an historical photographic collection that documents the Daggs family, a tight-knit group of African-American, Native American, and Dutch ancestry that has resided in one of the city’s historic neighborhoods since the 19th century.
A special exhibit at the Buttonwood presents about 25 of the complete collection’s 100 photographs of mostly black-and-white images, which chronicle 100 years of the Daggs’ family history. More than just an individual family portrait, the exhibition celebrates a universal sense of place, kinship, community, and continuity, linking present with past generations.
With their evocative sense of time and place, the images will serve as a kind of visual accompaniment for a performance on Saturday, August 22, at 8:00 pm by Jazzage, a trio featuring two musical members of the Daggs family, Carol Daggs on piano and voice and James Daggs on double bass.
The trio is rounded out by the highly skilled drummer Billy Arnold, a longtime favorite in the Hartford and Springfield region. Along with jazz pieces and, perhaps, slices of soul and R&B, Jazzage will also serve original compositions by Carol Daggs. Tickets: $10.00.

For ticket reservations, email us at or call 860.347.4957 


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