Wednesday, March 8, 2017

This Week at The Buttonwood Tree

605 Main Street / PO Box 71, Middletown, CT 06457 / 860.347.4957

Orlando Baxter - Live Standup Comedy
Thursday, March 9 @ 8 pm $20

Orlando Baxter exploded onto the Boston comedy scene in 2005, and was quickly established as one of the areas hottest young comics. His fresh perspective and unique relatability soon made this former high school teacher a fan favorite and led to a string of finalist positions in a host of contests and festivals including The New York Comedy Contest, NBC’s ‘Stand Up for Diversity’, The Boston Comedy Festival, and The Montreux Comedy Festival in Switzerland.

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Hiroya Tsukamoto 
with opening by Andrew Biagiarelli
Friday, March 10 @ 8 pm $12

Hiroya is a one-of-a-kind guitarist and composer. Born and raised in Kyoto, Japan and in 2000, he received a scholarship to Berklee College of Music and came to the US. Since then, he has been performing internationally including appearances at Blue Note in New York with his group and Japanese National Television. Hiroya has released six albums.

Andrew Biagiarelli spent his early 20s traveling the American West with just a backpack and a guitar. Jamming around bonfires from Alaska to Colorado, he absorbed all the varied influences of his friends on the road. With a sound ranging in style from folk and blues to jazz-infused, his music is as varied as the landscapes of the American West. While living on a sailboat in the Caribbean, he assimilated reggae and calypso rhythms into his approach to songwriting. A natural storyteller, he weaves a tapestry of songs and tales of his travels into his live performances. His first studio album is in the works at Dirt Floor Recording Studio. 

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Eric Mintel Quartet
Saturday, March 11 @ 8 pm $20

Since 2011 The Buttonwood Tree (TBT) has been fortunate to host the EMQ in December for their special Charlie Brown Christmas concerts and Dave Brubeck pieces. For this encore performance, along with some Brubeck favorites, EMQ will “Play TV” for us – taking Classic TV show themes and playing them as Jazz pieces. Join us for an intimate evening with one of the most enthusiastic entertainers around!

As an added bonus, Lan Chi Restaurant, a first rate Vietnamese dining establishment just a bit down the street from TBT, is offering a 15% discount to ticket holders. Later, diners are entitled to a free beverage of their choice at The Buttonwood Tree (including beer and wine). Treat yourself to olfactory, visual and auditory delights!

The Eric Mintel Quartet has been thrilling audiences of all ages with their electrifying jazz for over 25 years including two performances at the White House by invitation of Presidents Clinton (1998) and Obama (2011), several concerts at the Kennedy Center, a special performance at the United Nations and countless accolades through the years. Featuring pianist and composer Eric Mintel, Nelson Hill sax/flute, Jack Hegyi bass and Dave Mohn drums. The EMQ is best known for their tribute to Dave Brubeck and performance of many Eric Mintel originals. The EMQ also has become a staple of the holidays with their highly successful “Charlie Brown Jazz” concerts delighting families across the country.
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Other Great Events this Week
Aligned with Source: An Interactive Workshop & Meditation
Saturday, March 11 @ 10:30 am $5
Hosted by Annaita Gandhy.  Topic: Living the Law of Attraction 

NEAR and Far Storytellers
Sunday, March 12 @ 2 pm $10
This is a program of storytelling featuring an open mic opportunity for anyone in the audience during the first half with headliners for the second half.
Anything Goes Open Mic and Moments of Gratitude
Monday, March 13 @ 7 pm $5
Sign-ups at 6:30.  Come share your talent and gratitude with us! 

Intentional and Empowering Yoga
Tuesday, March 14 @ 1 pm Donations welcomed
A fun, accessible and supportive Hatha Yoga class with Theresa Govert that brings awareness to breathe, intention to movement and an emphasis on inner wisdom and body positivity.
CSA Song Development & Music Business Workshop
Tuesday, March 14 @ 7 pm $5
Bill Pere leads this informative, valuable, Song Development and Music Business workshop.

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