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The Danny Green Trio and MASTER WORKSHOPS

June 15, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm EDT

$15 – $25

Southern California jazz pianist Danny Green returns to The Buttonwood Tree with his renowned trio. Green has earned recognition as a bandleader and as a composer with a gift for spinning supple, absorbing narratives. His enchanting mix of jazz, classical, and Brazilian rhythms has captured the attention of critics around the world, including DownBeat Magazine, Jazziz, the Boston Globe, WNPR, and Public Radio International. It’s no wonder that Green, an Origin Records recording artist, was 2018 Jazz Artist of the Year at the San Diego Music Awards.

Long-time musical partners Justin Grinnell (bass) and Julien Cantelm (drums) have developed a nearly psychic connection as they perform Green’s original tunes and jazz standards. The music takes listeners on a journey that is equal parts introspective and exuberant, and always compelling.

The Danny Green Trio offers a master class prior to the performance. In a lecture intended for both musicians and non-musicians, Green shares his experience as a composer, covering a wide range of topics: channeling inspiration, balancing musical intuition with musical theory, shaping compositions through arrangement, and notating for different instrumentations.

Grinnell and Cantelm join Green to demonstrate how musicians bring a musical score to life. Each musician will share his individual approach to interpreting music from a score and perform live examples.

“The tunes themselves are like short stories, with each and every tale branching off, sometimes sincere and in ernest, sometimes playful and adventurous, yet always with a consummate skill and passion.” – UK Vibe

Master Class: $15 general / $10 students   (6:30-7:30) pm

Concert only: $15 general / $10 students

Class and Concert: $25 general / $15 students

“Richly engaging and utterly brilliant…a musical mind of rare sensitivity and vigor” – CD Hotlist.



Listen to the music of The Danny Green Trio:

At the Blue Whale: https://youtu.be/y2yiE0Eswyg

At the San Jose Summer Jazz Festival: https://youtu.be/dVAyt8t3S98

At UC San Diego: https://youtu.be/2IJMpmkrNH4

READ article by Owen McNally



June 15, 2018
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm EDT
$15 – $25


The Buttonwood Tree
(860) 347-4957


The Buttonwood Tree Performing Arts Center
605 Main Street
Middletown, 06457 United States
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