26 January

East Coast Tour Dates


January 29 @ 10:30pm Manhattan Inn 632 Manhattan Ave, Brooklyn, NY January 31 @ 7:00pm Green Line Cafe 4239 Baltimore Avenue, Philadelphia, PA February 1 @ 7:00pm Lilypad 1353 Cambridge St. Cambridge, MA February 4 @ 8:00pm Logical Operations at Muchmore’s “3 solo artists perform original electronic music influenced by jazz, classical, experimental, and pop.” […]

9 December

Bird is the Worm Reviews Carousel


“Carousel sticks to a simple equation, then spends the album’s entirety providing different facets of those components. Pulsing cadences and languorous drones, and the beauty of this album is the way in which Butler shifts into one before backsliding back to the other. “Album opener “Bowtie” opens strong with with a quick step rhythm, bolstered […]

3 December

Nextbop.com “The Next Generation in Jazz” Profiles Optimistic & Carousel


“If there’s anything the last decade or so of jazz has cemented, it’s Radiohead’s place in the jazz canon. Tenor saxophonist Johnny Butler has grasped onto this fact with a very cool video of him looping himself alongside drummer Alex Ritz with this performance of “Optimistic” recorded live at Brooklyn’s Gallery Recording Studio by Keith […]

29 October

Carousel now available on iTunes, Spotify, and many others


Carousel is now available from many online distributors! Download it on iTunes or stream it on Spotify.

18 October

New Live Video Recording: Radiohead “Optimistic”


JOHNNY BUTLER: “Optimistic” by Radiohead from (collabo!) on Vimeo. Recorded Live at the Gallery Recording Studio by Keith Parker. Alex Ritz on drums.

4 October

Rockwood Music Hall October 13th at Midnight


<><><><><><><><> SUNDAY OCTOBER 13th at MIDNIGHT <><><><><><><><> THE BUTLER DID IT with Johnny Butler – sax, production, dj, butlertronix Cinque Ubangi Kemp- drums, hype @ Rockwood Music Hall 196 Allen St, NYC 10002 http://rockwoodmusichall.com/ <><><><><><><><>

24 September

NEXT SHOW: Thursday, Sept 26th at Pete’s Candy Store


                      September 26, 11:00pm Pete’s Candy Store 709 Lorimer Street Brooklyn, NY 11211 with Sam Merrick on drums.

13 September

5 Ways to Optimize Your Music Practice


I’ve seen a few people post links to this article called 10 Easy Ways to Optimize Your Music Practice. Sorry to those who posted it, but its the same crap I always see. I’m a passionate music teacher who doesn’t go by the book, and here is MY 5 ways “optimize” your music practice. 1.DON’T […]

5 September

NEXT SHOW: Spike Hill, Wednesday, Sept 11


                      Wednesday, Sept 11, 8:00PM Spike Hill 186 Bedford Ave, Brooklyn, NY

26 August

Friday 8/30 @ Pete’s Candy Store


August 30, 11:00pm Pete’s Candy Store with Kassa Overall on drums 709 Lorimer Street Brooklyn, NY 11211

23 August

NEW SHOW ADDED: SATURDAY 8/24 @ Pete’s Candy Store


Saturday, August 24th, 10PM Pete’s Candy Store 709 Lorimer St Brooklyn, NY 11211

16 August

Todd Reynolds and Friends at Spectrum Tuesday 8/20


Todd Reynolds curates and performs in a three set night of music at Spectrum, Tuesday, August 20th, 7:00PM. Set 1: The Origin of Dialogue: Lester St. Louis (cello), Nate Thatcher (piano), and Dre Hocevar (percussion) Set 2: Johnny Butler with Kassa Overall. Set 3: Todd Reynolds with Adam Cuthbért Todd brings two tunes from Outerborough […]

12 August
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Friday August 9, 11:00pm Pete’s Candy Store 709 Lorimer Street Brooklyn, NY 11211 with Kassa Overall on drums Rock.

31 July

NEXT SHOW: Aug 13th + New Live Track


NEXT SHOW: Aug 13, 9:00pm Trash Bar Open Bar (PBR & Well Drinks) from 8-9 w/ $7 admission 256 Grand St, (btw Driggs & Roebling) Brooklyn, NY FREE DIGITAL DOWNLOAD/STREAM: “QBERT VS JB” from July 28th at Cameo Gallery