Thursday, March 31, 2016

April 1-3 at The Buttonwood Tree

This Weekend at The Buttonwood Tree
The Buttonwood Tree Performing Arts & Cultural Center
605 Main Street / PO Box 71, Middletown, CT 06457 / 860.347.4957  

A fantastic weekend ahead - and that's no April Fools' joke! 

Friday, April 1
8 pm $15
The coconuts Comedy Rocks! 
This special show is an all originals Coconuts show.
New England’s Legendary Comedy Rock Band
Johnny Eagle (vocals, blues harp, kazoo, percussion), Joe Beetz (guitar, vocals), Sal Monella (bass guitar, vocals, trumpet)

Saturday, April 2
1-4:30 pm
International Beat Poetry Festival
6:30 pm $15, $12 Students
Master Class with Danny Green Trio

Danny Greene at the piano

Before his performance at 8:00pm, Danny will be conducting a master class at 6:30.
The Danny Green Trio presents a master class on playing Brazilian rhythms in the jazz context. Familiar styles such as samba and bossa nova will be covered, as well as less familiar styles including baiĆ£o and maracatu. The trio will demonstrate and discuss the nuances of each style, starting with the basic rhythmic patterns and moving into more advanced variations. Attendees are encouraged to participate. While this master class is intended for musicians, non-musicians are welcome to attend.

8:00 pm $12, $10 Students
Danny Green Trio 
Danny Green trio
Hailed as “one of the important up-and-comers on the scene today” by All About Jazz, award-winning pianist/composer Danny Green has distinguished himself with his beautifully articulated touch and deep affinity for Brazilian music. The Southern California native has wowed critics and audiences alike with a growing portfolio of fresh and engaging jazz piano sounds.
Green’s stellar trio, featuring bassist Justin Grinnell and drummer Julien Cantelm, is on tour to promote the release of Altered Narratives, an album of vivid and gorgeous music that blends of Brazilian, jazz, and classical elements. The Trio has performed and recorded with several notables in the Brazilian Jazz community including guitarist Chico Pinheiro, saxophonist Harvey Wainapel, and vocalist Claudia Villela. Music educators as well as touring musicians, the Trio performs and conducts master classes across the country.
Sunday, April 3
7:00 pm $5
Great Make Believe Society Improv Show
The Great Make Believe Society
The Great Make Believe Society is proud to host monthly improvised theater shows full of spontaneity and light-hearted funny! Join us for a lively night of laughs you will feel in your gut the next morning. First Sundays of the month!


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