Bring a lawn chair, a picnic dinner & enjoy music in the lovely setting of the Butler-McCook historic garden.
Founded in 2010 by tap dancer Corey Hutchins and percussionist Jocelyn Pleasant, Medusa strives to change the way Jazz music is seen and heard. Hutchins and Pleasant met and first performed together in the late 90s-to-early 2000s at the Artists Collective. Medusa unites the two great American art forms of Jazz music and Rhythm Tap dancing where the tap becomes an integral percussion instrument and the performers riff and improvise off each other.
Hutchins has performed around the world, from the Broadway sensation Riverdance to the White House in 2010. Pleasant has made her mark in the community and performance scenes over the past 15 years, while continuing to perform and teach throughout CT as she works toward her PhD in Ethnomusicology.
The band includes Corey Hutchins, tap dance percussion; Jocelyn Pleasant, drums; Mike Carabello, piano; Matt Dwonszyk, bass; and Dakota Austin, alto saxophone.
Besides the lawn concert, there will be free tours of the first floor of the Butler-McCook House & Garden.