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Jonathan Butler Concert Preferred Seating - $75 THIS EVENT HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED - INFORMATION TO FOLLOW

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South African expatriate Jonathan Butler isn't really a jazz artist, but his laid-back, slightly jazz-tinged approach to R&B/pop has earned the singer/guitarist/songwriter/producer a lot of supporters in the urban contemporary, adult contemporary, quiet storm, and smooth jazz/NAC markets. Butler has enjoyed a following since the late '70s, and he continues to tour and record in the 21st century.

Born in Cape Town, Butler was the youngest of 12 children. He discovered a gift for music early in life and began singing and playing guitar at age seven. As a child, he traveled all over South Africa performing with a troupe of 100 children, getting a firsthand look at the country’s disturbing dichotomy---devastating poverty and extreme affluence that existed under Apartheid.

Butler signed his first record deal as a teen and in 1974 became the first black artist played on white South African stations with his song titled ‘Please Stay,’” which won a Sarie Award, the South African equivalent of a Grammy.

He was an admirer of South African stars like singer Miriam Makeba, but he was also hip to the American soul and jazz artists who lived thousands of miles away in the United States. Stevie Wonder became a major influence, and so did former-hard bop-guitarist-turned-R&B/pop-singer George Benson.

Butler has toured the world with such acclaimed artists as Kirk Whalum, Dave Koz and Ruby Turner. The veteran performer has earned Grammy nominations and received accolades in the R&B, contemporary jazz and gospel fields. 

This concert is part of Blackhawk Automotive Museum's Music at the Museum Concert Series. The Museum will open two hours before the concert begins so that attendees will have a chance to enjoy the exhibitions and purchase appetizers and cocktails. Bottles & glasses of wine will available to purchase and enjoy at your seats before, during and after the concert. Seats will be assigned before hand and all tickets will be available through will call on the night of the event.

 

**Members receive a 10% discount per ticket and should call 925.736.9593 to purchase their tickets. To become a member join today at our online store and enjoy the benefits of being an member.

 

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED - INFORMATION TO FOLLOW

 

 Click HERE to read reviews from our previous concert featuring Bobby Caldwell.