The doors open at 7:30 p.m. with the first set commencing at 8:30. The Side Door is a great setting for this band and this band is a great fit for the setting. Call 860-434-0886 or go to thesidedoorjazz.com for more information and reservations.
At 8:30, Fonda joins forces with composer/pianist/bandleader Satoko Fujii. Ms. Fujii is one of the busiest musicians on the planet, leading several small ensembles and also several large bands (with one each in New York City, Berlin, Germany, and Tokyo, Japan. While she is known for her open-ended compositions, the pianist is also a brilliant improviser. This is the first time this duo has played together - in fact, they'll meet for the first time when they arrive at The Buttonwood.
Kudos to Joe Fonda, one of the more active musicians in creative musicians, for keeping this Festival coming to Middletown every year. Also, thanks for keeping the spirit of the music alive and making available to all listeners young and old. For ticket information and reservations, go to www.buttonwood.org or call 860-346-4957.