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Henry Butler, piano and vocals, and the MSU Professors of Jazz  (Performing Arts (Dance, Music, Theatre, ...))

More about: Henry Butler

More about: MSU Professors of Jazz

Musician, composer, and College of Music alumnus Henry Butler
returns to campus to take part in programming related to the One Book, One Community initiative ( He will perform with the Professors of Jazz following his guest appearance at the University Convocation on August 31.

Blind since infancy, Butler was born and raised in New
Orleans, where he embarked on his musical training and exploits in classical, jazz, and popular music. His studies at MSU focused on classical music that included German lieder, French and Italian art songs, and operatic arias. His eclectic musical interests have led to his being known as one of the finest all-around pianists in the world, comfortably performing in the different styles of jazz, blues, R&B, and New Orleans funk. He was awarded the MSU Distinguished Alumni Award in 2008.

Location: Pasant Theatre , Wharton Center for Performing Arts [map]
Price: $10, $8 for seniors, and free for students and those under age 18.
Sponsor: College of Music