Friday, October 23, 2015

This Weekend at The Buttonwood Tree

At The Buttonwood Tree  

October 23 & 24
Sean Clapis (Jazz Trio) 
Noah Baerman Quartet (Jazz) / Katrin (Folk Trio) 
Tickets can be reserved by calling 860-347-4957

Friday, October 23

8pm $10

Sean Clapis's band "Bad Idea"


Guitarist/composer Sean Clapis has recently made his biggest statement yet with the release of The Unseen River. Best known by some for his work with the popular revivalist jazz ensemble Carte Blanche, he is also making a mark in New York and beyond in the realm of modern jazz.
Born and bred in Hartford, CT, Sean trained at the Artist’s Collective, founded by Jackie McLean, and at the storied Greater Hartford Academy of the Arts, getting the opportunity along the way to perform at the “National Festival da Juventude” on the African island nation of Cape Verde. Upon receiving a generous scholarship from the Hartford Jazz Society in 2005, Sean earned his Bachelor’s in Music at the Hartt School of Music at the University of Hartford, training with notable masters such as Rene McLean, Randy Johnston, Rich Goldstein, Steve Davis, Andy LaVerne, Joe Diorio and many others.
Moving to Brooklyn in 2011, Clapis began his relationship with Carte Blanche and forged many other new relationships in the jazz world. He has also performed with the Spanish rock group “Tulsa,” Alan Palmer’s progressive jazz ensemble “New Soil Ship,” the swing band “Fleur Seule” and Scott Bradlee’s “Postmodern Jukebox” among many others.

Saturday, October 24

3pm $10

Noah Baerman Quartet 


Noah Baerman Quartet:
Noah Baerman – piano, with
Kris Allen – alto saxophone
Henry Lugo – bass
George Colligan – drums
Noah Baerman brings a stellar quartet to the Buttonwood for this matinee performance. Noah’s multifaceted work as a pianist, composer, bandleader, educator, author and social activist has brought him wide acclaim. For this show, he will present his own compositions as well as work by Stevie Wonder, Thelonious Monk, James Williams and others.


Saturday, October 24

8pm $12


 The essence of a self-made musician, Katrin (last name Roush), grew up in the Boston area and started performing in local clubs with her band and as a busker in Harvard Square and Faneuil Hall, where she stayed and played for three summers. "It toughened me up and made me more comfortable interacting with people,'' she recalls. That journey is reflected in her voice and pure, raw and honest songs. Katrin makes the most of her acoustic guitar with alternate tunings, which bring richness to her live sound. Described by Metronome Magazine’s Douglas Sloan as having a voice “thick and resonating with body and soul, Katrin sings with the passion of a woman using her last breath on earth”, her career highlights include opening for Boz Scaggs, Joan Armatrading, Chris Isaak, Huey Lewis and The News, and John Mayall, plus touring through Europe multiple times, including the Edinburgh Festival in Scotland, and has won numerous awards including finalist of Mountain Stage Award.


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