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Sean Clapis, Noah Baerman, and Jesse Engle

Sean Clapis has performed in Mexico, Spain, Cape Verde, Kuwait and extensively around the United States with numerous projects.  He returns for a third time at the Buttonwood Tree with venerable pianist and prolific educator Noah Baerman.

Event Date: 
Fri, 10/05/2012 - 20:00

Open Mic with Bob Gotta

Sign up starts at 6:30

$5 donation

Meets EVERY First Thursday Come play and be heard. Bring your own instrument or play our piano or congas… join the fun, express your self!

Refreshments Available!

Event Date: 
Thu, 10/04/2012 - 19:00

Michael Coppola, Barry Ries Jazz Duo….

The duo in jazz seems to be the most intimate capacity… just two players forming the groove, the harmonies, the entire feel all from what they are hearing from one another.

The duo of Barry Ries and Michael Coppola…only trumpet and guitar, will be sure to find new exciting directions for the standard jazz repertoire which they will be performing.

Event Date: 
Sat, 09/29/2012 - 20:00

The Lost Acres String Band

The Lost Acres String Band (violin, guitar, upright bass and vocals) presents an eclectic mix of acoustic music including blues, rags, traditional and contemporary fiddle tunes and folk songs, classic swing and some exotic originals. Instrumentals and songs by Ray Charles, Little Walter, Kate Wolf, Hank Williams, The Mississippi Sheiks and much more!

Event Date: 
Fri, 09/28/2012 - 20:00

“Anything Goes” Open Mic

7:30pm sign-up, Every Monday

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 – 10pm.

Event Date: 
Mon, 09/24/2012 - 19:30
Mon, 10/01/2012 - 19:30
Mon, 10/08/2012 - 19:30
Mon, 10/15/2012 - 19:30
Mon, 10/22/2012 - 19:30
Mon, 10/29/2012 - 19:30

Larry Tye: SUPERMAN

Date: 
Wednesday, September 19, 2012 - 10:00am
Program: 

“Faster than a speeding bullet…More powerful than a locomotive….Able to leap tall buildings in a single bound. Look! Up in the sky! It’s a bird! It’s a plane! No, it’s Superman!” Tonight on Inquiry we talk with writer LARRY TYE. He was an award-winning journalist at the Boston Globe and a Nieman Fellow at Harvard University. His latest book is a complete biography of SUPERMAN: THE HIGH-FLYING HISTORY OF AMERICA’S MOST ENDURING SUPER HERO.

Jasmine Lovell-Smith’s Towering Poppies

Towering Poppies is a jazz quintet based in New York City that performs the music of New Zealand saxophonist/composer Jasmine Lovell-Smith (MA student in Composition at Wesleyan). Together, they create evocative and tuneful contemporary music that is carefully crafted yet spontaneous. Performing alongside soprano saxophone extraordinaire will be Russell Moore on trumpet, Cat Toren on piano, Patrick Reid on bass and Kate Pittman on drums.

Event Date: 
Sat, 09/22/2012 - 20:00

Double Bill Duos: Daphne Lee Martin, Jim Carpenter and Frank Critelli

Songwriting Chanteuse Daphne Lee Martin “Dame Calico” performs as a solo artist and performs and records with The Red Hot Stove Tops, Ida Red, and her full original swing band, Raise the Rent! Wrung from the rags of New London’s speakeasies, Daphne Lee Martin & Raise the Rent stir together a wicked musical cocktail, drawing from the deep well of the American songbook.

Event Date: 
Fri, 09/21/2012 - 20:00

Nurture Yourself with Natural Products

Lavendar, chamomile and ginger root are found in many food items, health supplements, bath and body products, and household cleaners. But there is nothing new about their appeal and natural healing properties.

Event Date: 
Sat, 10/27/2012 - 10:30

From The Center: Creating Mandalas

Mandala is a Sanskrit word meaning circle. The form of the mandala is a circular design with a center point. They can be found in the sacred art of many cultures including Hindu, Buddhist, Native American and Christian. In psychology in the West, mandala is seen as a metaphor for self.

Event Date: 
Sat, 10/20/2012 - 10:00

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