Hartt & Soul Productions Presents: Benefitting One World
Early Show : 6:00 PM
Late Show : 8:30 PM
Jonathan Butler has spent a lifetime writing and recording music that uplifts and encourages others. Well respected in the jazz and R&B fields, as well as the gospel arena with his iconic GRAMMY nominated hit ‘Falling In Love With Jesus,’ he is one of the few artists who successfully and seamlessly blends the genres into his career and live shows. The South African expatriate isn’t really a jazz artist, but his laid-back, slightly jazz-tinged approach to R&B and Pop has earned the singer/guitarist/songwriter/producer a lot of supporters in the urban contemporary, adult contemporary, quiet storm, and smooth jazz markets. Butler has enjoyed a following since the late ’70s and continues to tour and record in the 21st century. His international breakthrough came with his GRAMMY nominated hit single, ‘Lies’ which reached number 25 on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart, and his cover version of the Staple Singers song ‘If You’re Ready (Come Go with Me) ’, which he performed with Ruby Turner. His single ‘Lies’, also reached the UK Official Singles Chart, peaking at number 18, spending 12 weeks, in total, in the Top 100. Butler guest-starred on George Duke’s Album Dukey Treats, alongside the late Teena Marie on the track Sudan, talking about the disasters of Darfur.