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Jonathan Butler Jazz and Gospel Concert
July 20, 2018 @ 8:15 pm
$40 – $75
Enjoy a night of inspiring tunes, laughter and togetherness at the Jonathan Butler Jazz and Gospel Concert.
Jazz and Gospel artist Jonathan Butler is telling his powerful story through song. He also interacts with his audience so don’t be shocked if he looks your way. Tickets for this event go on sale Friday, May 18.
Tickets are $40 – $75 and can be purchased online or by calling 1-800-745-3000. The performance starts at 8:15 p.m.
Prior to the show, enjoy dinner and drinks at Ludlow Garage Bistro. They have a variety of foods from flatbreads to burgers. Reservations are highly recommended. Call 513-221-4111 to make yours before the show.
About Jonathan Butler
The youngest of 13 children, Jonathan Butler grew up in Cape Town, South Africa, ruled by Apartheid and segregation. Butler began his singing career at age 7, releasing his first album in 1973 and winning the Best New Artist Grammy in South Africa the following year at age 12. He made history by being the first black artist played on white South African radio while earning three gold records (“Please Stay” went double gold and “I Love How You Love Me” went gold) in 1975 as he became a teenager.
More than a decade later, Butler moved to London, England after signing with Jive Records and released his first album internationally. The self-titled set went gold in 1987 in the United Kingdom and in the USA. He received Grammy nominations for Best R&B Song for his R&B-pop vocal hit “Lies” and for Best Jazz Song for the instrumental “Going Home.” His genre-busting material earned songwriter’s awards and received abundant airplay in multiple radio formats: pop, urban, contemporary jazz, adult contemporary and gospel. Butler’s 2004 album, Surrender, went gold in South Africa where he remains a superstar.
In concert, Butler remains a captivating and powerful performer, pouring his heart into selections from his immense catalogue. In addition to being a popular draw at headline dates, festival shows and music cruises, Butler thrives on interacting with his fans. For the past 4 years, he has led a group of 35 guests each fall on the Jonathan Butler Safari, during which he shares his South Africa by visiting important landmarks in his life, as well as historic locales such as the prison on Robben Island where Nelson Mandela was jailed.