Thursday, September 17, 2015

This Weekend at The Buttonwood Tree

This Weekend at The Buttonwood Tree

 Thursday, September 17

 7:30 pm $10

World Fusion by Cintamani

Cintamani (chin-TA-ma-nee) organically fuses elements from contemporary Western styles and Eastern traditions into an innovative high-energy groove sound that awakens your mind and body to spirit, invokes a festive atmosphere, and encourages easy listening, participation and dance. Strings, winds, keys, percussion and vocals inspire a heart-opening, in-the-moment experience of the soul’s eternal magnificence, connectedness, and joy.

Friday, September 18, 6pm/8pm

6pm $45: Dinner, Concert, Dessert, Coffee 

8pm $15: Concert


Canadian Celtic Sister Band

AND Special Dinner at O'Rourke's Diner

At 6:00pm, Brian O'Rourke, the infamous and creative chef of O'Rourke's Diner, will be cooking up some tasty treats in support of The Buttonwood Tree Performing Arts & Cultural Center. Dinner will be enhanced by the lovely sounds of sisters, Erin and Colleen Searson, on keyboard and fiddle. Following dinner, a full concert of the quartet will take place at The Buttonwood Tree. 

Searson will be performing songs from their brand new album release 'Stars Above the Farm'.  A mix of instrumental and original vocal numbers, the new album tells stories of their hometown, The Ottawa Valley in Ontario, Canada.  Searson is a highly energetic show that includes step dancing, sweet vocals and lively fiddling.  Joined by talented musicians Fraser Gauthier and Daniel O'Shea on bass, drums and percussion, this is a show for all ages! 

CALL 860-347-4957 and Reserve Your Seat Before They're Gone!

Saturday, September 19, 1pm 

ConneticWord Qualifiers 

Connecticut Youth Slam Team tryouts will begin September the nineteenth. The event will start off with a writing workshop at 1pm and will be followed by the slam competition at 2:15. The event is free and open to everyone. Poets between the ages of 12 and 19 are encouraged to come and compete, all you need are two original poems not exceeding 3 minutes. You are encouraged to bring money for refreshments provided by ConneticWord, proceeds will go toward the Buttonwood Tree and ConneticWord. This will be the first of five qualifier slams leading up to the finals at the Bushnell!

Saturday, September 19, 8pm

 $25 Concert, $30 Concert & 2 Glass of Wine


Bebop and Beyond!

Jazz-Apero is an international, multicultural jazz collective that originated in France and has now landed on the New England coast.

These international jazz elites provide unbounded bebop and beyond, including the modern jazz of be-bop and post-bop eras featuring composers such as Charlie Parker, Thelonious Monk, Sonny Rollins, Herbie Hancock, Dizzy Gillespie, Antonio Carlos Jobim, Wayne Shorter, Horace Silver, and Bill Evans.  
Featured Performers:
Haneef Nelson - Trumpet
Kris Jensen - Sax
Jeff Fuller - Bass
Kent Hewitt - Piano
Racey Gilbert - Drums



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