Sounds of The Seventies Revisited in the Key of Jazz

March 9, 2024 @ 8:00PM — 10:00PM Eastern Time (US & Canada)

The Buttonwood Tree Performing Arts Center: 605 Main St Middletown, CT 06457 Get Directions

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Charley Gerard is a saxophonist, author and composer. He is a 2019 recipient of the prestigious New Jazz Works grant from Chamber Music America with the generous support of the Doris Duke Foundation.

Charley started The Broken Reed Saxophone Quartet in 2002. As of 2023 there are two lineups: one based in Brooklyn and the other, in Connecticut. The Brooklyn group is Charley on alto sax, Lily White on soprano sax, Justin Flynn on tenor sax, and Dimitri Moderbacher on baritone sax. The CT group is Charley on alto sax, Nathan Edwards on soprano sax, Malin Carta on tenor, and Matt Schmidt on baritone sax. (picture below)

Together, they transport their audience everywhere, from Mozart to New Orleans to Cuba, to the pages of poetry and popular culture. As its name implies, the group is as linked by its sense of humor as it is by its unique sound.

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