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Butler Bernstein and the Hot 9

Butler, Bernstein & the Hot 9

Saturday, November 7, 2015

Jazz

The Hot 9, featuring trumpeter Steve Bernstein and pianist and singer Henry Butler, infuse iconic New Orleans and early-jazz repertoire with punch and pizzazz. This feel-good band never lets virtuosic playing take precedence over collective joy.

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The Hot 9, featuring trumpeter Steve Bernstein and pianist and singer Henry Butler, infuse iconic New Orleans and early-jazz repertoire with punch and pizzazz (as heard on the 2014 release Viper's Drag). This feel-good band never lets virtuosic playing take precedence over collective joy. Reviewing one of their performances at the Jazz Standard, the New York Times said, "Their collaboration is both historically aware and fully prepared to cut loose….[They are] an ideal pairing; Mr. Bernstein and the Hot 9's New York City erudition and gusto worked to compound Mr. Butler's encyclopedic New Orleans flair."

Performance Timing: 75 minutes, with no intermission