This Weekend at The Buttonwood TreeTo make reservations for any event, call 860-347-4957.
Saturday, October 17 @2:00-4:30 pm
International Beat Poetry Festival
“Celebrating The Beats: Their Words, Their Legacy, Their Music". Readings from selected Beat Poets, music of the Beat era performed by the Sergio-Mayo Jazz Duo (David Sergio, Walter Mayo) with New York-based vocalist Janice McCune, and original poetry performed by The Meeting House Poets: Cassandra Angelo, Richard Daigle, Jim Govoni, Clare Mazur, Alexandrina Sergio, Isabelle Bruder Smith, Elizabeth Thomas and Andy Weatherwax. This is one of a series of global events comprising The International Beat Poetry Festival. Saturday, October 17, 2:00-3:15, with additional performances until 4:30.
Saturday, October 17 @8pm $10
The 2nd Line Jazz Quartet
The 2nd Line Jazz Quartet puts a fresh, toe-tapping spin on the Great American Songbook. Vocalist Sue Lopes was educated at the Hartford Conservatory. She has thrilled crowds from Hartford to New Orleans over the past 15 years with her distinctive, polished renditions of the jazz canon. Double bassist Jim Daggs has performed professionally since the age of sixteen, after learning the art of jazz bass from his luminary father, Richard Daggs. Jim has appeared on stages with Maynard Ferguson, Stefon Harris, and Tony Zano. Drummer Josh Briley brings the insights of Berklee greats Neil Smith and Kenwood Dennard, yet his musical and personal roots incorporate the energy of New Orleans. Pianist and composer Jerry Aiyathurai adds a formal touch, drawing on his eight years with the ABRSM program of the Royal College of Music (London) to provide musical direction to the ensemble.
Please note, tonight's (Oct 16) concert, Jon England, has been CANCELED. We apologize for the short notice and inconvenience.