Submitted by Anne-Marie Cannata McEwen
(July 21, 2022) — The Buttonwood Tree in Middletown is honored to present the fabulous jazz quartet led by Sarah Hanahan as part of Jazz at Lincoln Center’s “Touring Artists Program.” This show features Sarah Hanahan, Saxophone, Jonathan Barber, Drums, Barry Stephenson, Bass and Miki Yamanaka, Piano. Tickets for the July 22, 2022 show are on sale at Buttonwood.org for only $15. The show runs from 8:00 to 10:00 p.m. and refreshments are available. The Buttonwood Tree is located at 605 Main Street in Middletown. (860-347-4957).
Sarah Hanahan is an up-and-coming jazz saxophonist in New York City currently pursuing her Master’s degree in Jazz Performance at The Juilliard School. In 2015, Sarah was awarded a full scholarship to study jazz performance at the Jackie McLean Institute of Jazz at the Hartt School of Music (University of Hartford). Her college professors include well-known jazz saxophone performers Javon Jackson and Abraham Burton.
In the fall of 2020, Sarah started pursuing her Master’s degree at the prestigious Juilliard School in New York City and started making a name for herself in the New York jazz scene. Since she has been in the city, her career has only been gaining more attention and momentum. Recently, Sarah has been working with many renowned musicians including Dee Dee Bridgewater, Ulysses Owens, Jr. and Generation Y, The Mingus Big Band, Sherrie Miracle and the Diva Orchestra, Steve Davis, Nat Reeves, Barry Stephenson, Jason Moran, and Emmet Cohen. Sarah has been playing in venues around New York City with her own Quartet and other bands, including Smalls Jazz Club, Dizzy’s Club, the Harlem Jazz Museum, Times Square Jazz series, The Django, Central Park Keyed-Up series, the Side Door Jazz Club, and many others. Sarah is currently touring Worldwide and plans to record and release her debut album by the end of this year.
This event is sponsored by Jazz at Lincoln Center. https://2022.jazz.org/