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Will Butterworth

Will has worked with many of Britain's finest musicians, and has released two albums as leader (music chamber records). He is also one half of the 'Dylan Howe/Will Butterworth' duo, which has achieved great critical acclaim. Will Butterworth was born in Edinburgh, his father is a classical violinist and Will grew up playing classical music on the cello and improvising on the piano. In 1999 he began to play jazz professionally in Scotland, and in 2004 he moved to London. The Will Butterworth Quartet, touring the UK in 2014 is playing Will's music based on Oscar Wilde's children's story 'The Nightingale and the Rose'. It will feature the brilliant Seb Pipe on Alto Saxophone. This suite of music employs beautiful melodies and rich and dark harmony, to retell Wilde's story of love and sacrifice. The quartet uses these melodies as starting points for improvisation, and the result is intense, exhilarating and riveting music making.

Leicester Jazz House East Midlands JAZZ