Wednesday, February 6, 2019

This Weekend at The Buttonwood Tree Jazz Trio, Stan Sullivan & Friends and More

This weekend at The Buttonwood Tree The TJ Thompson Trio will join us for an evening of jazz, Friday, February 8 at 8-10 pm. Seats may be reserved online here.

Winner of the IMEA Jazz Artist of the Year for their recent album Take Two: The Sound of Playing, this group plays a combination of originals along with the Soul, Blues, and Jazz of New Orleans, Memphis, and beyond. We cover everything from Jelly Roll Morton, Professor Longhair, Thelonious Monk, Booker T and the MG’s, Jimi Hendrix, The Dead, and more. Leader T.J. Thompson performed with Betty Carter’s Jazz Ahead at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, DC, and as a result was a featured artist on Branford Marsalis’ Jazz Set show on NPR. In 1998 he recorded and produced Thompson Trio Take One, an album consisting mostly of original works, which received good reviews from Goldmine and Cadence magazines. A student of both Henry Butler and George Cables, he has opened for and worked with such artists as Henry Butler, Mel Torme, Ed Thigpen, Dave Liebman, and Koko Taylor as well as being a featured soloist on the Morgan Powell Jazz Album.

Reverb Nation: Songs and Info

Aligned with Source A Personal Development Workshop & Meditation
10:30-12 pm
How complete within yourself do you feel? Do you see yourself as different, superior or lacking? Give yourself the gift of Acceptance. In times when your personal path seem to conflict with collective path, where do you look or choose & how do you make sense of your role?
Explore simple concepts of living in awareness that: open you up to the wonders of life; discover who you are; let go of fear and all that keeps you stuck. You create your reality and as co-creator of this world, find out how you can bring to it and you, peace, harmony, health and abundance. Each session ends in a powerful guided meditation.
Suggested donation: $10 (Give what you can)
Saturday, February 9, 4-6 pm come and meet the artist for this month.

"Be Love Now" Cathy Valley Art Reception

I borrowed the title for the show from a book by Ram Dass: “Be Love Now”. The paintings represent a Love of Nature; a love between humans, a love of felines, a love of birds, and hopefully they also depict the invisible quality of Love that just Is….”-Cathy Valley
Ms. Valley has a Masters in Marriage & Family Therapy from Central CT State University, studied art at Swain School of Design in New Bedford, MA and attended The Educational Center for the Arts in New Haven, CT. 

Saturday, February 10th at 8-10pm folk/americana artist Don Sineti will be perform with guitar instrumentalist Stan Sullivan along with Steve Roys on concertina/harmonicas and Cece Borjeson on banjo/harmony vocals.

Playing the banjo in old time and claw hammer styles, Don will sing songs from his CDs A Sailor’s Valentine, Dog Watch and Iron Men and Wool Ships. Co-founder of the CT Cetacean Society and a fine artist, Don promotes awareness of whales and dolphins through his music and superb oil paintings and drawings. Hartford-based Stan Sullivan has competed in Finger style Guitar competitions in 6 states and Canada and has won songwriting award for his multi-topic songs at festivals in Kansas and Arizona. Special guest Cece Borjeson will sit in with Stan on banjo and harmony vocals. Stan will perform songs and tunes from his CDs The Right Road and Do You Like the Rain? plus covers of Richard Thompson’s “Dimming of the Day” and Sting’s “ Fields of Gold.”  
Sea music master and Folk/Americana artist Don Sineti will perform a split-bill concert with award-winning singer- songwriter and guitar instrumentalist Stan Sullivan. Don has entertained audiences from Mystic to Maui and Nantucket to the North Sea.He will be joined by Steve Roys on the concertina and harmonicas. Seats may be reserved online here.
The Buttonwood Tree Performing Arts Center is located at 605 Main Street, Middletown. There is ample, free parking behind It's Only Natural market. Refreshments, viewing of Buttonwood's Art show, the bookstore and refreshments are all open and available. Call for info: (860) 347-4957. If you want to see what events we have lined up for the month check our website's event calendar here.

If you still need to be convinced or would like a sample of what the evening will have in store there are videos down below of Stan's and Don's performances!

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