"...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.
By Andrew Adler
October 21, 2015
In 'Yowzie,' choreographer Twyla Tharp and New Orleans-born pianist Henry Butler combine for a whirl of rollicking early jazz

When Twyla Tharp brings her newest dance troupe to New Orleans Saturday night (Oct. 24) to help celebrate the choreographer's 50th anniversary as a creative phenomenon, the occasion will acknowledge an additional, powerful connection between the city and the music it calls its own: Henry Butler.

Butler – blinded by glaucoma as a child, a lauded pianist, composer, and above all, passionate advocate for traditional New Orleans jazz – is a principal force behind the second half of Tharp's program at the Mahalia Jackson Theater for the Performing Arts. He's the anchoring keyboard presence throughout "Yowzie," a heady dance amalgam of music by Fats Waller, Jelly Roll Morton, and similar bigger-than-big personalities.

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 October 23 Flynn Center
Burlington, VT
Butler, Bernstein & The Hot 9
 October 25 Snug Harbor
New Orleans, LA
Henry Butler
 Oct. 29
 Nov. 1
Jazz Standard
New York, NY
Butler, Bernstein & The Hot 9
 November 7 Kennedy Center
Washington, DC
Butler, Bernstein & The Hot 9

For her 50th anniversary, Twyla Tharp takes to the road on a cross-country tour with two new works. One is "Yowzie," choreographed to selections from Butler, Bernstein & The Hot 9's Viper's Drag, including original works by Henry Butler. Opening-night review: "'Yowzie,' as it is and was on opening night of Twyla Tharp's 50th Anniversary Tour, immediately enters the pantheon of heart-stopping works by one of the most inventive choreographers of the 20th century ...'Yowzie' is one of the most electric large-group pieces in the Tharp oeuvre, up there with 'Upper Room' and 'The Golden Section,' populist high art capable of pleasing both dance aficionados and the masses." — Manual Mendoza, The Dallas Morning News

Opens 9/18 in Dallas, ending 11/22 in New York.
Dallas, TX at Winspear Opera House
Santa Fe, NM at Lensic Performing Arts Center
Denver, CO at Newman Center
Boulder, CO at Macky Auditorium
Beverly Hills, CA at Wallis Annenberg Center
Davis, CA at Mondavi Center
Santa Barbara, CA at Granada Theatre
Portland, OR at Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
Berkeley, CA at Zellerbach Hall
Austin, TX at Bass Concert Hall
New Orleans, LA at Mahalia Jackson Theater
Bloomington, IN at Indiana University Auditorium
E. Lansing, MI at Wharton Center
Chicago, IL at Auditorium Theatre
Washington, DC at The Kennedy Center
New York, NY at David H. Koch Theater

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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.