February at Klekolo World Coffee!

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This February Klekolo Features 3 of the Artists from Clockwork Tattoo & Art Gallery.

So awesome to have these talented folks work on our walls!

Come pick up some prints or original artwork

from the Clockwork Tattoo & Art Gallery crew!!

(Clockwork Tattoo & Art Gallery Middletown)

Artists:

Jeff Mansolf (insta: @jeffmansolf )

Leo Gonzalez (insta: @lagonzart ) 

Cory Koomoa (insta: @capturedkreativity)

February 18th Tuesday at 7 pm.

Jedd  Chlebowski

Live solos Bass!

Jedd Chlebowski is a bassist with a career spanning 30 plus years. He has played in rock and jazz bands and in orchestras and musicals.

He plays 4, 5, 6, string electric fretted and fretless basses as well as an upright bass.

Jedd has performed in multiple genres throughout the northeast as well as on tour in the mid-west and Europe. His bass playing has been recorded on four separate songs with all four members of Living Colour.

He is currently the bass player for

the power rock trio Death Saddle Syndicate

and the Ken Serio Jazz Trio.

Jedd is performing his solo project with bass and electronics for us! Join us on Tuesday for this talented musician!

More Info on Jedd and Upcoming shows!

Klekolo  has a beautiful featured local Jeweler

Neri Handcrafted

“When you wear a piece of Neri Handcrafted jewelry, you are wearing a unique piece of art.

Each design grows from an idea and starts with a pencil in my hand (there’s no way like the old-school way). I use only hand tools for fabrication: a jeweler’s saw to hand-pierce a bird or flower, hammers to create texture and form a shape, and the flame of a torch to construct and set stones.

My design process results in a piece as unique as its wearer. No one will wear the same necklace or ring or bracelet. My designs are evolving, and the stones are personally selected for their rich hues and healing properties.”

 

Do stop in anytime!

~ Yvette

Live at Klekolo: Tom Burgess Tuesday 1/7/20, join us for his toe tapping audial experience.

This Tuesday at 7pm Klekolo is lucky to have Tom Burgess come perform for us!

At 33 years old, Tom Burgess is a weathered veteran of the New England music scene. He has played in all corners of New England, from Maine to New York, and as far south as Ft. Lauderdale.

Tom now plays mostly in Rhode Island and CT, delivering a blend of Americana and Folk music in his songs. Some of his influences include The Band, Merle Haggard, Waylon Jennings, Johnny Cash, The Allman Brothers, Eric Clapton, and more.

His voice has been described as a blend between James Taylor and Eric Clapton.

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Photo from Tom Burgess photos

“Burgess’s vocals are a cross between James Taylor and Eric Clapton. His lyrics will remind someone of Matthew Sweet, and his music puts one in a very relaxing state.

Burgess’s performance was a relaxing experience. Not only did he play original songs such as “Fall Time in a Cabin,” he also played his versions of songs from The Beatles and Otis Redding.

Besides his own music, one of the highlights of the evening was a Pearl Jam cover. Not many people can get away with covering Pearl Jam, but Burgess not only covered it, he turned “Better Man” into a beautiful folk song.

If you want to kick back and relax, go see Burgess. His music has an effect that will put in you a very comfortable state that will wash away a hard day. “

excerpt from RM Cressera 

If you can’t make it out Tuesday to hear Tom Burgess

check out his website and Facebook for where else he is playing.

Tom Burgess on the web

Tom Burgess  Facebook

Do come join us any Tuesdasy 7pm – 9pm for local  talented Musicians!

~ Yvette

Charlotte Epright’s infinite color combinations on exhibit at Klekolo World Coffee.

Charlotte

Charlotte Epright is our featured artist through the month of January.

(photos do not show the depth or amazingness of these works!)

The paintings in this exhibit are done in acrylic and showcase the infinite color combinations and subtleties this painting technique can create.

Some feel like ocean while some look like rock or even space.

Getting lost in the paintings is the desired effect.

This talented Lady has a creative soul and has been sharing her work in some form her whole life. Formally living in Middletown and attending MXCC,

She currently tattoos in Hamden at Lovecraft Tattoo and

has been honing her skills in ink since 2011.

She’s always up to travel and is forever looking to nature for inspiration. She also loves to sculpt and paint.

YOU can see more of what Charlotte is up to on her Instagram

 @chickychai

Charlotte Epright’s work will be on exhibit until Friday, Jan. 31st.

As paintings are sold more are coming in so come view often!

CE

 

~ enjoy

Yvette

May Thanksgiving see you enjoying great times and delicious food with family and friends feeding your soul!

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Happy Thanksgiving!

 

Here at Klekolo, we are bustling with holiday preparations.

This year Thanksgiving falls on November 28th.

Yes, we are open stop in

for coffee between your family traditions and bring some with you to share.

 

One of our traditions is to recognize what we are thankful for.

Here at Klekolo World Coffee, we are thankful for a lot

including and not limited to:

YOU and your participation in this community experience that is a coffee house.

All of our friends and customers.

Everyday conversations and connections.

Imagination and creativity inspired by you!

Our Amazing bakers and their delicious talents.

All the talented musicians who have shared their sound with us!

Each Artist who has featured their creativity on our walls.

Our Skilled Roasters and the experiences that brought us together.

The small farm farmers that grow our beans with love and care.

First Church, Youngs Printing and our symbiotic relationships.

Hajjar management team and the maintenance crew that takes care of us.

Each other and everyone who has worked here.

“I am pieces of all the places I have been, and all the people I have Loved. I’ve been stitched together by Song lyrics, book quotes, adventure, late night conversations, moonlight and the smell of coffee” Brooke Hampton

 

Thank you!

May your celebrations, friends, family and Holidays feed your soul.

~Yvette