Burt Butler’s Jazz Pilgrims

The Jazz Pilgrims at 2011 Ramsgate Seaside Shuffle (Photo by P.M.Butler, Art&Verse)

Burt Butler and His Jazz Pilgrims hail from Kent where they play a variety of venues throughout the county. For Burt’s upcoming events take a look at his Gig List.

The Jazz Pilgrims at The Duke of Cumberland (Photo by P.M.Butler, Art&Verse)

During recent trips to New Orleans, Burtie has played with Steamboat Willie and his New Orleans Jazz Band at Cafe Beignet on Bourbon Street.

When I visited New Orleans for The French Quarter Festival in 2010 I was thrilled to get shots of Steamboat in full flow on trumpet with Burtie on banjo, in socked feet as is his want, and Don York on trombone. It was back in the Sixties with the Tuxedo Jazz Band that Burtie took to removing his shoes, as the stomping of his feet proved to be too much for the rest of the band.

You can discover more about Burtie and his band members on his website.

Steamboat’s site is at: www.steamboatwillie.tv/

Burt and Don York jazz it up with Steamboat Willie (Photo by P.M.Butler, Art&Verse)

Burt’s Jazz Pilgrims website contains a wealth of information about jazz bands, musicians and venues, both past and present. A visit is a must for any avid jazz fan.   www.jazzpilgrims.co.uk

Click here to view the Art & Verse portrait of “Burt on Banjo” under Jazz Art.

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