December 11, 2018

The Buttonwood Tree

The Buttonwood Tree Performing Arts and Cultural Center in Middletown, Connecticut is a safe haven for creative release.  Originally serving as a storefront bookstore and performance space, The Buttonwood Tree came to be a non-profit arts organization in 1990.  Always buzzing with something exciting, The Buttonwood Tree has a full calender of events which you […]

Byrdspeak Ensemble

Band name Byrdspeak Ensemble (Formerly Known As “The Warren Byrd Group”, “The Warren Byrd Trio”) Genre of music played: Jazz; creative original music Performing since: 1999 Based out of: Hartford, CT Description This ensemble, led by Warren Byrd, seeks to celebrate the Jazz legacy with fresh, swinging, heartfelt sounds that touch everybody: young and old, […]

Artist Spotlight: Warren Byrd

Hartford native Warren Byrd is the product of a childhood rich in musical influence.  The youngest in a family of 16, Warren began performing as a child.  He was awarded a full scholarship to Hartt College of Music and decided to focus on jazz.  His eclectic musical background gives him a wealth of inspiration to […]

Artist Spotlight: Saskia Laroo

Saskia Laroo, a native of Amsterdam in the Netherlands, is known as one of the finest female trumpet players in the world.  Her versatile style and ability to also play cello and guitar has led to collaborations with legends like Hans Dulfer and Teddy Edwards.  She released her first CD, It’s Like Jazz, in 1994 […]