"...Henry Butler is arguably the greatest living proponent of the classic New Orleans piano tradition, playing an amalgam of boogie-woogie, jazz, blues and classical in the lineage of Professor Longhair, James Booker, Tuts Washington, Allen Toussaint and countless other emperors of the ivories..."  Richard Skelly - All Music Guide
Once you've heard what bluesman Henry Butler's hands can create on those ivories, there's no going back. Those hands boogie that keyboard like no one else's. Throw in a classically trained voice aching us through the blues, and you're someplace you have never been before and would give anything to return to, again and again.
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Named #1 in Jazz for 2014 by The (London) Sunday Times and the CMJ Jazz Charts for Butler, Bernstein & The Hot 9's Viper's Drag.

The Chicago Tribune has named Henry as one of the Year's Best in Jazz for Viper's Drag.

Henry Butler inducted into the New York Blues Hall of Fame as Master Artist.
Guernica Magazine
By Thomas Larson
November 25, 2014
The Music Is Always There, Part 2.
Reflections on jazz, improvisation, and the New Orleans Jazz Fest, 2014.

During Jazz Fest’s two weekends, one hears on the three or four stages devoted to New Orleans music that redoubtable party spirit Rebirth is famous for. But don’t believe such revelry cinches the elastic waistband of New Orleans’ musical trousers. Yes, jazz fans cherish the groove. But local musicians, especially those who’ve left, have built mini-mansions on top of the old familiar styles. I think of native-born singers/players as diverse as the Boswell Sisters, Branford Marsalis, Harry Connick Jr., Lil Wayne, and others who have re-Latinized or re-Africanized the sound and, where necessary, tow the audience along with them. That's trad too.

Mid-afternoon of the second Jazz Fest Friday, I’m ringed round a hotel lobby table with Steven Bernstein and Henry Butler, the eponymous core of the new New Orleans-New York meld, the Butler-Bernstein Hot 9.
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 September 3 Chicago Jazz Festival
Chicago, IL
Butler, Bernstein & The Hot 9
 Sept. 11-13 75th National Folk Festival
Greensboro, NC
Henry Butler & Jambalaya
 Sept. 20 Jazz Al Parque
Bogota, Columbia
Butler, Bernstein & The Hot 9
 October 16 Leo's Music Club
Oakland, CA

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Henry Butler fans: I couldn't have better fans and I know you've been asking for this for a while. Thanks for your patience and finally it's time! I love the intimacy with you all that comes from performing in smaller musical formats. Keep your eyes and ears open for me out there— as solo, trio and quartet. And if there's somewhere you want to hear me, shout it out and we'll see what we can do. Thanks for being my people. It's an extraordinary thing we are together.

Henry is available for corporate and private events, in the U.S. and abroad. Over the years he has performed at private parties for sports teams and events, on cruises for multinational corporations, and at conferences of varied sizes and interests. "There's a dynamic that rises up at these gatherings. In addition to being there as Henry Butler the pianist and performer, I might also be a speaker or a panelist. And I really enjoy the conversations, the rhythms that emerge." For further information/booking, email pianobutler@comcast.net or call (303) 300-9501.