Jim Butler, alto saxophone
Sakuma Yuko, piano
Ken Cook, piano
Nathan Bersee, bass
Preston Keating, drums
Jim’s latest CD, “Night of a Thousand Years”, was released in June 2009 in San Francisco. Jim Butler performs in San Francisco regularly with his own quartet and with Blue Note recorded drummer Donald “Duck” Bailey.
Please watch for all concert and tour information at www.interjazz.com/jimbutler
Jim attempts to fuse elements he finds in his travels in the Americas, Asia, Europe, and Africa into his modern jazz quartet music. His musical influences are John Coltrane, Freddie Hubbard, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Hector Villa-Lobos, Maurice Ravel, and lately West African music.
“Like many of the great seekers, Trane or Charles Lloyd, this saxophonist is on a glorious journey.” – Frank Spignese, Jazznin Magazine, May-June 2006