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In Concert: Henry Butler, Steve Bernstein & The Hot 9
Nov 1, 2013 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm| $18
BRIC House Ballroom
Blind since birth, pianist and vocalist Henry Butler tells stories through the rise, swing, and rumble of his fingers as they channel sounds as diverse as his New Orleans birthplace: jazz, Caribbean, classical, pop, blues and R&B, among others. Now living in Brooklyn, Butler has teamed up with composer, arranger and Celebrate Brooklyn! alum Steve Bernstein and a crack band including master drummer Herlin Riley and bassist Brad Jones. Using a traditional New Orleans palate as a launching point, they explore everything from pre-jazz to thoughtful, yet fearless, improvisations in an organic, yet musically deep and irresistibly modern take on New Orleans classics.
“Percussive in his attack, ostentatious with his technique, he was the picture of stubborn mischief” – NY Times