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Blythe Danner

Tuesday, December 13, 2011 - 6:00pm

Blythe Danner lives fully immersed in jazz and discusses her involvement.

Christian McBride and Inside Straight at the Detroit Jazz Festival

Friday, December 16, 2011 - 6:00pm

Guest host Rhonda Hamilton is onstage with the high-profile bassist -- one of the finest ever in jazz -- and Christian's band, including Steve Wilson on sax, Peter Martin on piano, Carl Allen on drums, and introducing Warren Wolf on vibes. 


Our second New Year’s Eve party is bigger than we can contain!! We are joining with the Community Health Center and others to ring in the new year – 2012! 12 venues up and down Main Street will host entertainment, classes and fun activities for all ages. See for further details. See below for the list of events scheduled at The Buttonwood Tree! Note: The final concert, Noah Baerman Jazz, will end in time to welcome in the New Year!

Event Date: 
Sat, 12/31/2011 - 15:00 to Sun, 01/01/2012 - 01:00

The Jolly Beggars

The Jolly Beggars bring the rich tradition of Celtic folk music and storytelling to modern day audiences. Based out of Hartford, CT, their traditional songs and musical arrangements have exposed many to the joys of Celtic music. They tell traditional stories from Irish folklore and intersperse their musical arrangements with traditional reels and jigs.

Event Date: 
Sat, 12/17/2011 - 20:00

Dave Hogan – Rock/Americana Trio

Dave Hogan performs his latest album release, “Fun Box,”

When Dave Hogan comes, he brings the ghosts of the honky tonks and the spirits of Parsons and Marriot, tales of road-weary love and better days ahead. A rare opportunity to see him alive and acoustic. Don’t miss it!

Tickets $8

Event Date: 
Fri, 12/16/2011 - 20:00

“Anything Goes!” Open Mic with J-Cherry

7:30pm sign-up, 8:00pm start

CALLING ALL POETS, MUSICIANS ……The World’s a stage … the mic is OPEN!

This Open Mic is for YOU – the budding artist. Showcase your talents, nurture them with this supportive group. Recite a poem, sing a song, dance, read some spoken word, the microphone is yours for the asking. Community spirit prevails. We have congas and a piano or BYO instrument. Ends around 9:30 – 10.

Refreshments available. $3 - $5 suggested donation – pay what you can.

Event Date: 
Mon, 12/12/2011 - 19:30
Mon, 12/19/2011 - 19:30

A Child's Christmas in Wales - One-man Theatrical Show

The wonderful Mr. Peter Loffredo in a one-man theatrical show for the whole family. With Eric Esposito on piano, he brings to life the charming story by Dylan Thomas: A Child's Christmas in Wales.

$5 suggested donation and a nonperishable food item for Amazing Grace Food Pantry

Event Date: 
Sat, 12/10/2011 - 19:00
Sun, 12/11/2011 - 19:00

The New Unity Quintet

Jen Allen- piano
Jovan Alexandre- tenor saxophone
Andrew Renfro- guitar
Jonathan Barber- drums
Matt Dwonszyk- bass

Original jazz compositions and improvisation performed with spirit and fire. From burning up-tempos to beautiful ballads, the New Unity Quartet will bring an energy that is positively infused with fire. The musicians will express themselves with their original compositions and spontaneous improvisation. The Interaction between the musicians and the audience will create positive vibrations that will be fun for everyone.

Event Date: 
Fri, 12/09/2011 - 20:30

Bruce Ferrara Quartet

Electric guitarist Bruce Ferrara's quartet features top flight players Phil Grenadier on trumpet, Will Slater on bass, and Karen Kocharian on drums. Visceral and rhythmically free, this band is all about interactive improvisation. Influences come from anywhere, from Jimi Henrix to John Coltrane

No Cover

Event Date: 
Wed, 12/28/2011 - 20:00

Jazzy Soul with Marty Rowen band

No Cover

Event Date: 
Sat, 12/24/2011 - 20:00


Of Interest

Know Your Host:
Al Dean

Al grew up listening to the music of the 40’s on his father’s EH Scott radio and 78 records. Glenn Miller, Tommy Dorsey, Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald and Benny Goodman were family favorites. This is first experience in the broadcasting field and allows him to dig into his closet of old vinyls and share them with his audience on the Sunday afternoon edition of the Jazz Matinee.

Tune in to Jazz Matinee
Sundays, 12 to 4 pm


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