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Butler, Bernstein & The Hot 9

  • Jazz Standard 116 East 27th Street New York, NY, 10016 United States (map)

Shows at 7:30pm & 9:30pm nightly.

Here’s Patrick Jarenwattananon, writing on in January 2015: “Henry Butler comes from a line of New Orleans piano geniuses, virtuosi who command any style under the syncopated sun. Steven Bernstein comes from a career of collaboration, blowing a slide trumpet all over downtown New York and writing arrangements for just about any medium and context. Both share a love for Jelly Roll Morton and Bessie Smith — Butler grew up in New Orleans, and Bernstein leads the pre–war Millennial Territory Orchestra — and for injecting personal, modern twists into anything they do. And when they met on stage recently, they knew they had to collaborate deeper. The 2014 album Viper’s Drag was a showcase for the band’s party–minded take on early repertoire.” This week at Jazz Standard, Butler, Bernstein & The Hot 9 “delve deeply into Butler’s native soil to conjure a sound that both revels in classic Crescent City grooves and takes them places others have never dreamed of going.” Don’t miss it!

Henry Butler – piano, vocals

Steven Bernstein – trumpet, slide trumpet, alto horn

Curtis Fowlkes – trombone

Charlie Burnham – violin

Doug Wieselman – clarinets, tenor saxophone

Peter Apfelbaum – tenor & soprano saxophone

Erik Lawrence – baritone & soprano saxophone

Matt Munisteri – guitar

Earlier Event: October 27
Peter Bernstein Quartet
Later Event: November 2
Mingus Big Band