30 January

We Are Blushing (DJ + Sax Mix)


Live mixtape of one of my new sideprojects, Blushing, with DJ/producer Robert Lux. More music to come in 2015… Blushing is Robert Lux: DJ, Keys, Electronics Johnny Butler: Tenor & Baritone Sax, Clarinet, Electronics

14 January

New Live Music Video for “Movin’ Out (Anthony’s Song)”


Recorded live at Rockwood Music Hall with Kassa Overall on drums. Video by Jake Remmington of Collabo, video software by Allan Pichardo. johnny butler x kassa overall from (collabo!) on Vimeo.

31 October

Gapplegate Guitar and Bass: Johnny Butler, Raise it Up


Grego Applegate Edwards Gapplegate Guitar and Bass Tuesday, October 21, 2014 “Saxman Johnny Butler returns with an EP Raise it Up. This is music that works because there is edgy conviction. It’s real and comes from the soul. It combines avant jazz, an electricity, rap and hip-hop elements. There’s a bit of soul-rap vocalizing. There’s […]

12 August

One Track Mind: Johnny Butler, “Macaroni Dip” (2014)


August 9, 2014 S. Victor Aaron Something Else! “Earlier this year, outlier saxophonist Johnny Butler made an EP titled Raise It Up, pulling most everything from the pantry and throwing it into a logic board-laden blender. This time, he’s back with just one song, but no matter, he’s stuffing that one song full of originality […]

8 August

New Music Video “Macaroni Dip” Featured on Nextbop.com


Anthony Dean-Harris Editor-in-Chief “Saxophonist Johnny Butler has just released an interesting video for his new song, “Macaroni Dip”. The video from French filmmaker Heloïse Haddad has a lot of different layers and is leaps and bounds more than a video of some performance. The snappy tune also features Jackson Kincheloe (of Sister Sparrow & The […]

13 June

Step Tempest Previews ‘Raise It Up’: The Butler Does It


Richard B Kamins Step Tempest June 9, 2014 “4 years ago, I reviewed the debut EP from saxophonist/composer Johnny Butler and really liked it, not only for its musicality but also for the risks the musician took with his music (read the review here.) Well, he’s back and raised the bar a bit higher. His […]

31 May

Something Else! One Track Mind: Johnny Butler ‘Simon Says’


SomethingElse! S. Victor Aaron May 31, 2014 “Some jazz musicians are afraid to embrace technology with their music for fear of losing their purity. Saxophonist Johnny Butler has no such qualms. His fearless headlong dive into the joys of looping, dubbing and multi-tracking made 2010s’s Solo appear to include a whole orchestra of saxophonists when […]

30 May

NextBop Previews ‘Raise It Up’


NextBop – Next Generation in Jazz Anthony Dean-Harris Editor-in-Chief “Brooklyn multireedist Johnny Butler has in the past done a great deal just playing solo. His previous EP, last year’s Carousel, pulled off its lush sounds with looping done on the fly. It was a rough but wholly satisfying work that indicated Butler thinks in multiple […]

19 May

New EP “Raise It Up’ Now Availalbe!


I’m very excited to announce that my new EP ‘Raise It Up’ is now available for streaming and purchase! It features Kassa Overall on drums and production, Aidan Carroll on bass, and JJ Byars on alto saxophone along with a ton of samples and myself on tenor, baritone, and clarinet! Just go to johnnybutlermusic.bandcamp.com. I […]

25 June

Friday July 5 @ Pete’s Candy Store


                        FRIDAY JULY 5th 8:00PM @ Pete’s Candy Store 709 Lorimer St Brooklyn, NY 11211 FREE

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

10 February

Listen to “Blanton Ravine” by Public Speaking


The new release from Brooklyn-based artist Jason Anthony Harris’ Public Speaking, Blanton Ravine, is now available for streaming and download on bandcamp.com. You can hear me on tenor, bari, clarinet, and bass clarinet. Stream/Download Blanton Ravine on Bandcamp.com Public Speaking on Facebook

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 […]

22 November

JB Trio w/ D’vonne Lewis & Evan Flory-Barnes, Fri. Nov. 26 @ Egans


Seattle Friends! Come warm up a bit with us this Friday, Nov. 26th at Egan’s Ballard Jam House. Its going to be party. D’vonne Lewis on drums, Evan Flory-Barnes on bass, and special guest Jeff Grant on voice and guitar. Get your reservations soon, Egan’s is a small place! Friday, November 26th. 7pm Johnny Butler […]

9 November

Sister Sparrow and the Dirty Birds CD RELEASE @ Sullivan Hall, Thurs. Nov 11


Thursday, Nov 11. Doors at 7:30 / Sets at 8 and 10pm Sullivan Hall 214 Sullivan St. (btw Bleecker and W 3rd) $10 entry or $15 with advanced copy of CD when you order online!! Click Here to Reserve Your Tickets Online