The SET featuring award-winning trombonist Mitch Butler
February 24 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
JazzArts Charlotte’s virtual live music series presents Raleigh-native trombonist Mitch Butler. Enjoy an evening with Butler’s high energy arrangements of jazz standards with a stellar group of seasoned musicians and young upstarts from our own Jazz Academy.
Mitch Butler has been the trombonist and arranger for a number of critically acclaimed musical groups, including the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra (Grammy Award for large jazz ensemble with the release of the recording Book One) and the international award-winning jazz group JazzBonez. Adding the role of producer to his resume, Butler teamed up with Grammy Award-winning producer Richard Seidel in 2017, where he served as musical director for critically acclaimed vocalist Tiffany Austin and her second album Unbroken. Butler has also performed and/or recorded with musical greats Dee Dee Bridgewater, Curtis Fuller, Tia Fuller, Derrick Gardner, Robert Glasper, Slide Hampton, Conrad Herwig, Branford Marsalis, Bob Mintzer, Melton Mustafa, Kenny Rampton, Stephen Riley, Fred Wesley, and many others. Mitch has also been a dedicated educator in jazz studies throughout his career, currently serving as Associate Professor of Jazz Studies at UMKC.
Mitch Butler, trombone
Ron Brendle, Bass
Malcolm Charles, Drums
Sean Higgins, Piano
Ariel Mejia, trumpet
Tune in to Keep Jazz A-Live-Streaming to hear local jazz musicians live, straight to your living room via Facebook Live & YouTube Live.
Performances for this series, introduced by our host Braxton Bateman, come to you from Neighborhood Theater.
Donations and tips appreciated. Enjoy the healing power of music! If you have the means, proceeds to JazzArts Charlotte benefit the musicians and infrastructure that keep jazz alive in our community. Holding an event isn’t free, even if the audience cannot attend in person.
Thank you to our sponsors, Knight Foundation, O’s Place Jazz, Infusion Fund, NC Arts Council, Doris Duke Foundation and our many donors who keep jazz thriving.