16 May

LAST MINUTE ADD: THIS SATURDAY @ Pete’s Candy Store, 10pm


We’ve been asked to come back to Pete’s Candy Store THIS Saturday, May 18th at 10pm. Alex is out playing with Dave Liebman, so I’ll be playing with Sam Merrick on drums. Saturday, May 18th, 2013 10PM Pete’s Candy Store FREE

26 April

NEXT SHOW: 5.13 @ Pete’s Candy Store


Monday, May 13, 2013 9pm Pete’s Candy Store FREE

22 April



Thursday, April 25th 8:00pm Surface to Air Trio Jonti Siman – bass Rohin Khemani – tabla/drums Jonathan Goldberger – guitar 9:00pm Johnny Butler SOLO& Johnny Butler – saxophone, Butlertronix Alex Ritz – drums iBeam Brooklyn 168 7th St., Brooklyn, NY $10 Suggested Donation Join the Facebook Event HERE

12 March

SOLO& // NEXT SHOW APRIL 13th @ Panoply


The next SOLO& performance will be Saturday, April 13th @ Panoply Performance Laboratory 104 Meserole St, Brooklyn, NY 11206 WITH Matt Nelson Brittany Anjou Public Speaking (Jason Anthony Harris) Valerie Kuehne & Others TBD http://www.panoplylab.org/ Details coming soon.

22 January

Next Show // Sunday, March 10th // Pete’s Candy Store


I’m very excited to presenting my next “SOLO” appearance Sunday, March 10th @ Pete’s Candy Store! I’m hoping to have a friend join me on drums as well. Details about that TBD. Sunday, March 10th 9pm Pete’s Candy Store FREE

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 July

“Eulogy” featured in Hubbard Street’s Inside/Out 2011


Check out this amazingly beautiful dance piece using “Eulogy” from my album SOLO. The piece was titled “The Invitation,” and was performed at the UIC Theater as part of Hubbard Street’s Inside/Out 2011, with dancing by Taryn Kaschock Russell and choreography by Nick Korkos.

27 May

SOLO show June 28th @ Cafe Orwell in Brooklyn


I just added a SOLO showTuesday, June 28th at Cafe Orwell! I’ll be playing music from my upcoming full length solo album, as well as some new covers I’ve been working on. Good times to be had by all. More info to come soon. Johnny Butler’s SOLO TUESDAY, June 28th Cafe Orwell 247 Varet Street […]

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 contours of the saxophone’s bell. Amazing. Really captured the vibe of the music. The idea is to have […]

28 February

New Full Length Solo CD in the works


My first full length solo saxophone and laptop album is on its way. I’m going to be going into the studio to master it on March 16th with Colin Marston at MENEGROTH: The Thousand Caves, where I mastered my first album. I’ve been working on and performing these songs for over a year, and I […]

14 February

Next Solo Performance: Sat. March 12 @ Cafe Orwell


Sat. March 12th. 8pm Solo Saxophone and Laptop @ Cafe Orwell Click Here for Map

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 […]

22 April

Thoughts while Driving Slowly


The one thought going through mind during my 9 hour drive back NYC last Monday going 60mph in the slow lane with the engine light on, was: “…so worth it…” I had a great time in Ohio over the weekend, and I hope to be back sometime soon. Needless to say, I was surprised to […]

2 March

SomethingElseReviews.com Reviews Solo


From SomethingElseReviews.com: “Butler does a masterful job subtly applying more coating to his sonic paint job until the resulting mosaic sounds like a choir of saxophones…” and “It’s perfect for when a mind-blowing experience is called for…” Check out the Full Review at SomethingElseReviews.com

24 February

SOLO available for digital download!


My album “Solo” is now available for purchase from over 200 online retailers for $3.96! Buy on iTunes, Amazon