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Friday, January 27th, 2017 12:17 PM

Stanley Maxwell to return to The Buttonwood Tree on Friday, May 19, 2017

Buttonwood Tree
Friday, May 19, 2017 at 8pm
The Buttonwood Tree Performing Arts and Cultural Center
605 Main Street, Middletown, CT 06457
(860) 347-4957
Price: $15

"Stanley Maxwell" will return to The Buttonwood Tree for the first time in nearly two years. The group will play two 45 minute sets, featuring Evan Green on the venue's baby grand piano. 

You can watch the band's entire two set performance from 2015, featuring 15 original songs (over 95 minutes of music) on this YouTube playlist. Filmed by Brian Freeman.

Since 1989, The Buttonwood Tree has been a grassroots, avant-garde center which is recognized internationally as a venue for music, contemporary theater, literature, art, poetry, and dance (from belly dance to hip hop), as well as a space for educational and other community groups.

Photo by Sandy Aldieri of Perceptions Photography.

Wednesday, January 25th, 2017 12:43 PM

Stanley Maxwell films video for "Edd Sauce Ted" for 2017 NPR Music Tiny Desk Contest

Just entered
Saturday, December 31st, 2016 4:44 PM

Saturday, June 24, 2017 - The Beatles' "Abbey Road"

Abbey Road
Saturday, June 24, 2017 at 6pm
3rd annual "Blackbird" Benefit Concert
Middlesex Community College, 100 Training Hill Road, Middletown, CT 06457

An "all-star band" will be performing The Beatles' "Abbey Road" (1969) in its entirety at the third annual "Blackbird" Benefit Concert for the Stephanie Nelson Memorial Scholarship Fund at Middlesex Community College.

Funds raised will go towards Middlesex Community College students, with a preference given to students with a desire to work as an intern at Wesleyan University in the field of broadcast communications or multimedia.

The "all-star" band will include drummer Andy Chatfield and bassist Mark Crino (of Stanley Maxwell); lead vocalists Julie Corbalis and Sarah LeMieux; guitarist Ron LaRosa (of The Future Heavies); and many more to be announced.

Saturday, October 1st, 2016 7:27 PM

Watch full set 50 minute performance at International Festival of Arts & Ideas on YouTube

On Wednesday, June 15, 2016 jazz quartet "Stanley Maxwell" performed for the first time as part of the International Festival of Arts & Ideas on the First Niagara Stage, located on the New Haven Green in New Haven, Connecticut.

The band celebrated their 15th anniversary as a band in 2016. The group plays original music that blends tight arrangements with intricate group improvisations, combining the virtuosic and the simple into a visceral concoction. This was their first performance in New Haven since September 2014 at Common Ground’s "Feast from the Fields." Other previous appearances in New Haven have included Bottega, the New Haven Jazz Festival at the Pilot Pen Tennis Tournament, Toad's Place, WYBC, and Yale University.

You can watch the band's entire performance, featuring nine original songs by drummer Andy Chatfield, pianist Evan Green, and alto saxophonist Eric DellaVecchia (nearly 50 minutes of music) on YouTube here. Filmed by Brendan Plake.

Saturday, July 23rd, 2016 3:51 PM

"Unoffical Passenger" at 22nd annual Becket Party on Friday, August 5, 2016

Drummer Andy Chatfield, bassist Mark Crino, and saxophonist Eric DellaVecchia from "Stanley Maxwell" will be part of the lineup of the group Unofficial Passenger as they perform at the 22nd annual Becket Party on Friday, August 5, 2016 at 7pm. Bring a tent, some food, and let's party! In addition to live music, the event features special beers, outdoor activities, food challenges, a giant fire, a pinewood derby, and much more. Friday night will include kegs from local brewers and a giant grilled paella. The lineup of "Unofficial Passenger" also includes rhythm guitarist and vocalist Dan Prado; plus special guests Matthew James (of The Future Heavies) on vocals, Greg Marshall on keyboards, and Jeff Howard on guitar.

The band plays the music of the Grateful Dead; Jerry Garcia; Bob Dylan; Little Feat; J.J. Cale; Marvin Gaye, William "Mickey" Stevenson, and Ivy Jo Hunter; Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff; Buddy Holly; Peter Rowan; Merl Saunders and Ray Shanklin; John Phillips; "Sugar Boy" James Crawford; and Irving Berlin; among many other artists.
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