10 January

Find Me on SoundCloud!


I just joined SoundCloud! I’m posting a bunch of songs that I’m currently working on, as wells as some finished things old and new. Come have a listen & be my SoundCloud friend: http://www.soundcloud.com/jbutlermusic

15 December

SOLO + Friends Monday, December 17th @ Muchmore’s (2 Havemeyer St, Brooklyn)


I am super excited to invite you to a performance of my “SOLO” music this Monday, Dec 17th at Muchmore’s (2 Havermeyer St). I’m going to be playing Bari & Butlertronix with my good friends Alex Ritz on drums and Rafiq Bhatia on electric guitar. Music starts at 8pm, we go on at 10pm. Monday […]

25 August

FREE DIGITAL DWNLD: “Sonata” live from Cafe Orwell 8/10/11


Check out my solo saxophone piece “Sonata” recorded live at Cafe Orwell on August 8th, 2011. I’ve been working on a series of accompanied solo saxophone pieces, which I plan to post over the next few weeks along with some other pieces that have been on the chopping block recently that I don’t plan to […]

19 May

New Album Cover Artwork by Jake Nelson!!


Check out this beautiful piece by Jake Nelson (jakenelsonart.com). I had a great time collaborating with him on the idea for the image, but really his creativity took it in this direction. Check out the reflections curving around the┬ácontours of the saxophone’s bell. Amazing.┬áReally captured the vibe of the music. The idea is to have […]

20 July

Downbeat reviews Solo


I was very happy to come across this beautiful review of my album Solo in Downbeat‘s July 2010 issue. Enjoy! “Total Soloism” “Solo performance is a paradox. It requires cojones, heightened self confidence and physical conditioning yet is as much about vulnerability and ritual self-sacrifice. Though a blatant form of outward artistic expression, it is […]

13 May

Trio @ Puppets, Tues. May 25


I’m super excited to play some of my solo material with my extraordinarily talented colleagues Jason Nazary on drums and Aidan Carroll on bass at Puppets Jazz Bar (481 5th Avenue, Park Slope, Brooklyn), Tuesday, May 25th from 8:30-10pm. Its $5 to get in, which goes to the band, and $10 minimum, but you know […]

27 January



I’m really excited to let you know that I will be embarking on my 2010 “SOLO” RELEASE TOUR making stops in Washington DC, Frederick, MD, Philadelphia, Brooklyn, Seattle, Oakland, Tacoma, Olympia, and Portland. I’m going to be playing songs from my album SOLO along with a bunch of new tunes I’ve been working on. And, […]