Joe Fonda joins with Jazz legend Harvey Sorgen and the “Mexican Guitar Wizard” Omar Tamez, for an evening of Jazz, Blues, Mexican Folk music and everything in between. This trio is a sight and sound to behold, so don’t miss out on an evening of great music and fun!
Jacob Smullyan is a talented classic pianist, who will be giving a recital at the Buttonwood, and playing a selection of pieces, including the some Beethoven and Schubert. Jacob Smullyan has most recently held a concert in Brooklyn, where he played Schönberg and Brahms. http://www.smullyan.org
The songbook of acclaimed singer songwriter Brad Cole addresses the ups and downs of the human condition with both wit and raw insights. Cole delivers soulful renditions of songs from his 3 albums with an eclectic blend of Americana over a grooving bossa/rock foundation. Cole will be accompanied by Philip Sterk on Pedal Steel and Craig Akin on Upright Bass.
Built around the husband/wife team of Mark (Drummer) and Nora Tragianese (Lead Vocalist & Keyboards) with John B (Guitar) and Bart Bruno (Bass), TRAG puts in a solid performance of original Prog-Rock with an Alterna-twinge. http://www.tragband.com
Popular pianist/composer Robin Spielberg will perform a delightful program of enchanting pieces for solo piano from her vast repertoire of popular American melodies and original favorites. Spielberg’s concerts have the distinction of intertwining humorous and poignant storytelling with her musical gifts at the piano. She will share excerpts from her new memoir, “Naked on the Bench: My Adventures in Pianoland”, a book filled with humor and piano adventures during this performance. http://www.robinspielberg.com
Rising jazz guitarist/composer Sinan Bakir made a name for himself in today’s music scene with his unique, creative, and exciting approach on the guitar. This Turkish-born guitarist is striving for a fresh and clean sound and has a highly energetic playing style. He is hailed not only as a virtuoso player, but also a masterful composer by his peers. Bakir’s fresh sounding tunes are an amalgam of rock & jazz stylings and driven by strong melodies deriving from the rich Turkish tradition combined with modern jazz harmonies.
Pushing the boundaries of Folk-Americana, Humble Tripe moves from songwriter to symphony, resulting in a haunting landscape of beautiful swells, dramatic tension and space on their upcoming sophomore album, The Giving. In celebration of their latest work, Humble Tripe’s Shawn Luby, a nationally recognized classical guitar player in his youth, and Berklee School of Music graduate, Stud Green return to Middletown, CT for a special acoustic performance of the album at The Buttonwood Tree. http://www.humbletripe.com