Burt Butler and His Jazz Pilgrims hail from Kent where they play a variety of venues. My jazz painting and portrait captures Burt during a session in Whitstable back in 2009. During trips to New Orleans, Burt plays with Steam Boat Willie and his New Orleans Jazz Band at Cafe Beignet on Bourbon Street where I was privileged to take jazz photographs of the band for future jazz portraits.
Watch out for Burt’s Jazz Pilgrims on Ramsgate’s Harbour Parade this coming Sunday, 8th July (11.00am till 1.30pm) during this year’s Ramsgate Seaside Shuffle Festival.
Visit Burt’s website at www.jazzpilgrims.co.uk
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Burt on Banjo
Trad Jazz at its best
With Burtie Butler on banjo,
Each gig a joyous quest
For the New Orleans beat to flow,
As he and his Pilgrims reach for the grail.
I write a poem to accompany each fine art print of my jazz paintings and for Burt, what better than to describe his quest for traditional jazz!
“I have in my possession one large, wonderful print! I am very impressed! I must get it framed and on the wall in my study. I love the way you made my hair look -
you should be a hair stylist as well.”
Burt Butler, Jazz Pilgrims
Commissions and sales of my Jazz&Jazz paintings and fine art prints help further my crusade for traditional jazz by contributing towards the costs of covering more bands, clubs and musicians and financing this website. Hand signed, fine art prints of the jazz painting and poem ”Burt on Banjo” can be purchased in two sizes:
A4 (297x210mm) £29.00
A3 (420x297mm) £39.00
A Certificate of Authenticity is issued with each print. Should you be interested in purchasing a print or an original acrylic painting or in commissioning a jazz portrait, please email me personally: firstname.lastname@example.org