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JOHN JB BUTLER
Biamp Portland Jazz Festival | 20th Anniversary
Saturday, February 18 | 12:00 pm - 1:30 pmFREE
Biamp Portland Jazz Festival
JOHN JB BUTLER
presented by PDX Jazz
The Nines Living Room at Urban Farmer | 12.00 – 1.30 PM
FREE Community Event
“Deft Jazz Guitarist” Downbeat Magazine
John JB Butler is a guitarist and composer with extensive experience performing and teaching guitar nationally and internationally. He has lived and worked as a professional musician in New York, Amsterdam and Lima Peru, and is now based out of Portland, Oregon. He received a Fulbright grant in Peru where he taught jazz throughout the country and studied Afro Peruvian music with Carlos Hayre.
JB has been musical director for Peruvian dancer-performance artist Luciana Proaño since 1989.
He has performed at festivals and clubs throughout Europe, North America and Peru, Including: Lincoln Center in NY, New Music America Festivals in Miami and Montreal, International Guitar Festival in Lima Peru, Concertgebouw in Amsterdam.
He has performed with: Jack McDuff, Jim Pepper, Wilbur Little, Jeff “Tain” Watts, Mel Brown, Manuel Valera, Jeff Lorber, Myron Walden, Gerry Gibbs, Scott Colley, Lew Soloff, Ernesto Simpson, Geoffrey Keezer, Billy Kilson ,Dafnis Prieto, Lionel Loueke, Ronnie Burrage, Gene Jackson, Essiet Essiet, Leroy Vinnegar, Julian Priester, Beaver Harris, Jeff Ballard, Mark Feldman, Glen Moore, David Friesen, Han Bennink, Yosvany Terry, Dale Barlow.
JB appears on CD’s with: Lionel Loueke, Jeff'”Tain”Watts, Essiet Essiet, Billy Kilson, Manuel Valera, Myron Walden, Gino Sitson, Ronnie Burrage, Dale Barlow, plus many others.