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Jim Butler Group

Jim Butler Group

Jazz / saxophone / blues Crockett, CA  US
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Sakura Sakura
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The Night Has a Thousand Eyes
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Notes from the Underground
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Bullet Trane!

Shows

  • 2014

    Jun 16

    Oakland, CA, US | 7:30pm

    Showtime is 8:00 pm. This is the CD Release Party for the Jim Butler Group. Jim Butler, a native Californian, has been playing the saxophone for 35 years. He plays all styles but focuses on modern and original jazz. For ten years Jim has lead The Jim Butler Jazz Group on tours in United States and Asia. They have recorded 4 CDs: Journeys (2003); Live in Tokyo! (2005); Night of a Thousand Years (2009); and their newest CD, to be released in June 2014, is called “Postcards from the World”. It is a culmination of Jim’s experiences performing music here in the Bay these last 6 years, as well as in Japan, Africa, and the Middle East. The Jim Butler Group remains very active in the San Francisco Bay Area and continues to tour internationally. Please catch the group at their next show! You can see more information at http://interjazz.com/jimbutler/ Jim started out in education, taught Jazz Studies at The University of North Florida, and has Doctorate in Music from the University of Texas at Austin. A former student of David Liebman, he’s been a saxophonist in the US Air Force Band for 18 years, where he toured both North and South America, Asia, the Middle East, and Africa. As Director of the Air Force Commanders Jazz Ensemble, he led the group in tours throughout the Western United States: California, Oregon, Washington, Nevada, and Idaho, and to prestigious events like the Monterey Jazz Festival.

  • 2013

    Jan 11

    San Francisco, CA, US | 7:00pm

    Appearing with Jim Butler Quartet

  • 2012

    Jul 28

    San Francisco, CA, US | 8:00pm

    Highest quality jazz quartet music in the heart of historic San Francisco in a true, award-winning jazz club! Jim Butler (all saxophones), Sam Grobe-Heintz (grand piano), Steve Webber (bass), Marshall Gentry (drums). Original jazz from our CDs, and modern jazz by the great John Coltrane, Freddie Hubbard, Wayne Shorter, and the Great American Songbook!

  • 2012

    Jun 8

    San Francisco, CA, US | 8:00pm

    Highest quality jazz quartet music in the heart of historic San Francisco in a true, award-winning jazz club! Jim Butler (all saxophones), Sam Grobe-Heintz (grand piano), Joe Whitt (bass), Marshall Gentry (drums). Original jazz from our CDs, and modern jazz by the great John Coltrane, Freddie Hubbard, Wayne Shorter, and the Great American Songbook!

  • 2012

    Mar 30

    Martinez, CA, US | 7:00pm

    Exciting modern jazz - saxophone, bass, drums,piano! Jjoin us for new jazz as well as classics: Music of Freddie Hubbard, John Coltrane, originals, and more!

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  • Jim Butler, saxophone
  • Jim Butler, soprano jam
  • Jim Butler, jazz in Hamamatsu!

About

Sounds Like: dave coz

Manager: Jim Butler (leader)

Bio: “Jim Butler…a wonderful altoist…keep swingin!” – Donald Bailey, March 2009
Jim Butler, saxophonist, has a background that includes jazz, rock and roll, blues, and more. He studied with the great concert saxophonist Harvey Pittel, as well as at the David Liebman Masterclass and with saxophonist Ch...See Full Bio

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