Tonight’s performance of Butler, Bernstein & The Hot 9 is scheduled to take place at the Cistern Yard at 9:00pm. We are closely monitoring the weather; if inclement weather is expected to affect the outdoor performance, we will notify ticket holders.
As a pianist and singer, Henry Butler’s place in the pantheon of New Orleans musical greats is secure. He tells stories through the rise, swing, and rumble of his fingers as they channel sounds from a diverse array of genres: jazz, Caribbean, classical, pop, blues, and R&B, among others. Trumpeter, bandleader, and arranger Steven Bernstein—a veteran of New York City’s downtown scene and a Grammy-award winner—refers to himself as a “retro-futurist.” The fiery unit they call the Hot 9 uses New Orleans tradition and early 20th-century blues as a launching point toward exploration that is “both historically aware and fully prepared to cut loose” (The New York Times).