Wednesday, November 29, 2017

This Weekend at The Buttonwood Tree

Eric Mintel Quartet: Charlie Brown Christmas Special!

From the White House to the Kennedy Center to the United Nations and beyond, the Eric Mintel Quartet has been thrilling audience of all ages with their electrifying Jazz for over 25 years. Eric was a featured guest on Marian McPartland’s Piano Jazz on NPR, The Eric Mintel Quartet has opened for Dave Brubeck at the Kimmel Center in Philadelphia, appeared on the QVC television network and has been featured in many jazz and newspaper publications. Come see them live November 30th when they kick off the holiday season with a Charlie Brown Christmas Special. Playing the music of Vince Guaraldi for the Charlie Brown cartoon, and some original tunes. Featuring Eric Mintel on piano, Nelson Hill on saxophone, Jack Hegyi on flute and Dave Mohn on drums. Reservations are strongly suggested

November 30th | 8-10pm | $18

Story City Troupe

Story City is a troupe of storytellers based in the Hartford, CT area and trained by Matt Dicks, one of The Moth’s champion storytellers. Story City Troupe uses The Moth Formula: all are true, personal stories, often funny, sometimes amazing, poignant or ironic and based on a single theme for the evening. The troupe members range in age from their 20’s to their 70’s, proving you can come up with a good story at any age.
You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you’ll identify!

December 1st | 8-10pm | $10

Eric Lee & Kim Hoffman Double Bill

Raised in rural upstate New York, Eric Lee’s earliest introductions to music were the sounds of his mother’s piano and the songs of John Gorka, Bob Dylan, and Jackson Browne. He began studying classical violin and traditional Irish fiddle at the age of nine, and was soon performing and recording with local artists. The music of Eric Lee is a chimera of genres and influences; an ever-evolving world of sonic exploration with stand-alone melodies always at it’s core. His new EP traverses a range of emotion, from the unbridled joy of love in “Miles Above the Ground” to the wrenching pain of Eros in “To Write you a Song”; the unflattering honesty of coping with loss (“Life Without You”) to the cosmic petition to the ancient powers in “Hands of Fortune.”

 Kim Hoffman is known to many for her sweet back up violin playing for several local musicians.   On December 2ndKim will bring her guitar and vocals to share some of her original songs.  Be prepared to laugh, think, and be touched as she shares stories and songs of some of her life’s  observations and adventures!   You may even get to hear the violin!

 December 2nd | 8-10pm | $12

 Change It Up Art Reception

This Month’s Artist, Kathleen Curran Smits is adjunct faculty at Quinnipiac University and Manchester Community College teaching computer graphics and digital design. She is an instructor and curriculum developer for a veterans oriented vocational program through CPTV called the Institute for Advanced Media.
Kathy paints landscapes in oils and has developed abstract digital art based in photography. She has been accepted into regional and national exhibitions and won awards. Her work is in private collections across the country, in Canada and Australia. Currently she is represented by the Pandion Gallery on Fisher’s Island in the summers. Kathy serves as Vice President of the Art League of New Britain and is an associate board member of the American Artists Professional League in NYC.

December 3rd | 3-5pm

Visit for more info/reserve seats
Call 860.347.4957
TBT is located next to It's Only Natural Market at 605 Main Street, Middletown

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