"...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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The Wall Street Journal
By LARRY BLUMENFELD   July 15, 2014  wsj.com  
Modernizing Morton
Steven Bernstein and Henry Butler build on a legacy that goes back to Jelly Roll Morton.
Henry Butler's 1986 debut recording, "Fivin' Around," married the past and present in meaningful ways, establishing his place within both a long line of distinctive New Orleans piano virtuosos and a forward-leaning modern-jazz landscape...  Read on Here
Editors’ Picks JUNE 2014
DownBeat Magazine
By Davis Inman  
Henry Butler & Steven Bernstein, Viper's Drag (Impulse)
There's no doubt that hot jazz is, well, hot again. Just look at the recent New York Hot Jazz Festival, which saw young practitioners of the genre exploring tunes that were recorded nearly 90 years ago by Fats Waller and Bix Beiderbecke.Read on Here

 July 5 Private Event, Colorado
 July 11 Nice Jazz Festival
Nice, France
Butler, Bernstein & The Hot 9
 July 13 North Sea Jazz Festival
Rotterdam, Netherlands
Butler, Bernstein & The Hot 9
 July 16 The Cutting Room
New York, NY
CD Release Viper's Drag
Butler, Bernstein & The Hot 9

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