Tune in on Sunday at 3:15pm at the 40th Annual Cathedral Park Jazz Festival to catch the John JB Butler band!
John JB Butler is a guitarist and composer with extensive experience performing and teaching guitar nationally and internationally. He has lived and worked as a professional musician in New York, Amsterdam and Lima Peru, and is now based out of Portland, Oregon. He received a Fulbright grant in Peru where he taught jazz throughout the country and studied Afro Peruvian music with Carlos Hayre.
JB has been a musical director for Peruvian dancer-performance artist Luciana Proaño since 1989. He has performed at festivals and clubs throughout Europe, North America and Peru, Including:
Lincoln Center in NY, New Music America Festivals in Miami and Montreal, International Guitar Festival in Lima Peru, Concertgebouw in Amsterdam.
He has performed with: Jack McDuff, Jim Pepper, Wilbur Little, Jeff "Tain" Watts, Mel Brown, Manuel Valera, Jeff Lorber, Myron Walden, Gerry Gibbs, Scott Colley, Lew Soloff, Ernesto Simpson, Geoffrey Keezer, Billy Kilson ,Dafnis Prieto, Lionel Loueke, Ronnie Burrage, Gene Jackson, Essiet Essiet, Leroy Vinnegar, Julian Priester, Beaver Harris, Jeff Ballard, Mark Feldman, Glen Moore, David Friesen, Han Bennink, Yosvany Terry, Dale Barlow.
JB appears on CD's with: Lionel Loueke, Jeff'"Tain" Watts, Essiet Essiet, Billy Kilson, Manuel Valera, Myron Walden, Gino Sitson, Ronnie Burrage, Dale Barlow, plus many others.
"Deft Jazz Guitarist" Downbeat Magazine
"Full of magic" El Comercio, Lima Peru "
...[Butler's composition Three Thing] brilliantly demonstrates the magic of the group
stretching out beyond musical boundaries..." Russ Musto All About Jazz NY
John's CDs of original compositions are available at www.cdbaby.com/ jjbbutler