Submitted by Anne-Marie Cannata McEwen
(August 13, 2022) —The Buttonwood Tree at 605 Main Street in Middletown announces the musical showcase of New York City-based jazz guitarist Gianni Gardner on Saturday, September 3, 2022. Show starts at 8:00 p.m. Admission is $15.
Gianni Gardner, originally from West Hartford, graduated from two renowned high school “jazz meccas,” Hall High School in West Hartford and Greater Hartford Academy of the Arts, where he studied Jazz with legendary guitarist, Doug Maher, vocalist Dianne Mower, and WestConn alumnus, Dan O’Brien. In 2021, Gardner earned a Bachelor’s degree from Western Connecticut State University, where he studied with Christopher Morrison, Jimmy Greene, Jamie Begian, Andrew Beals, Dave Scott, Deborah Weisz and Jumaane, Smith as well as many other incredible instructors. In October 2021, Gardner made the huge decision to leave his home of twenty-four years and move to New York City to attend graduate school at the renowned Manhattan School of Music with a vision to further develop his skills and share his love and dedication to this music with anyone who listens.