thursday, july 24, 2014 9:00pm
Johnny Butler Duo - 9-10pm
Johnny Butler is Brooklyn-based saxophonist, composer, producer, and recording artist who embraces all styles of music, from jazz to hip-hop, funk to avant-garde. As a saxophonist, Johnny was an original member of Sister Sparrow & the Dirty Birds, with whom he toured nationally from 2009 to 2013, recording two albums for Modern Vintage Recordings, Pound of Dirt (released 2012) and Sister Sparrow and the Dirty Birds (2010). He helped write and record the tenor and baritone saxophone parts on Beyonce‘s album 4, and has performed with Stevie Wonder, Donald Fagen, Warren Hayes, The Levon Helm Band, tUnE-yArDs, Joe Lally (of Fugazi), Strangefolk, La La Brooks of Phil Spector’s Crystals, and The Skeletons Big Band.