"...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.
The Chicago Tribune
By Howard Reich
August 25, 2015
Henry Butler presses on after Katrina and a bout with cancer

Ten years ago this week, the colossal New Orleans singer-pianist Henry Butler saw his life very nearly wrecked by Hurricane Katrina and its disastrous aftermath. Butler's New Orleans house was deluged in six feet of water, most of its precious contents destroyed. The musician, like thousands of other New Orleanians, was left "pretty much homeless," he says.  As the 10th anniversary of the Aug. 29 storm approaches, Butler finds himself contemplating what happened, and how it changed everything.

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 September 30 Groove with Henry Butler
Denver, CO
 October 3 MASS MoCA, Hunter Center
North Adams, MA
 October 15 Piedmont Piano Company
Oakland, CA
 October 16 Leo's Music Club
Oakland, CA

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.