On Stage celebrates the music of piano virtuoso Henry Butler by playing recordings from his many performances in the Phyllis A. Greer Performance Studio.

Butler, who died on July 2, 2018, was beloved at KUVO. We were privileged to be a “radio refuge” of sorts for the New Orleans resident who relocated to Colorado after Hurricane Katrina. In February 2006, he performed in trio format with bassist Ken Walker and drummer Rudy Royston. Later that year, he performed solo on a Bösendorfer piano. In 2007, KUVO hosted another solo piano performance (The man needed to play! Who are we to say no?!), and later that year, he put together “The KUVO Big Room All-Stars,” a quintet with Walker, Paul Bollenback on guitar, Ricky Woodard on tenor sax and Paul Romaine on drums.

Tune in with Susan Gatschet and listen to the one and only Henry Butler’s rebroadcasts live on KUVO JAZZ on Monday, May 30, at 7 pm. “On Stage,” is a KUVO exclusive!

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