Evening concert offers Boulder volume

October 15, 2013 by  

‘After the Flood: From New Orleans with Love’, a concert to be presented tonight, will feature Henry Butler, pianist and vocalist, and Lillian Boutte, a New Orleans acclaimed entertainer and singer.

Hosted by the University of Colorado during its Conference on World Affairs Athenaeum, the presentation is bound to be the focus of promotional poster printing in and around the around as organizers seek to spread the word. The evening promises to be a delight and it is expected that many students will be present.

Boutte and Butler will be accompanied by the University of Colorado’s Jazz Combo, as well as other special guests. During the event, Boutte’s vocals will be heard in gospel, blues, and jazz numbers. As the official Ambassador of Music in New Orleans, Boutte was featured in ‘The Sound After the Storm’, a documentary to bring post-Katrina awareness to people in New Orleans.

Butler, who is blind, has been performing since he was 12 years old and his resounding jazz and piano arrangements will no doubt be a pleasure on the ears. Now living in Brooklyn, Butler’s Braille library was destroyed during the storm.

This is a free concert and is open to the public, but space is limited so pre-registration is required. It will be occurring this evening, October 15, beginning at 7:00 pm at the Glen Miller Ballroom in the University Memorial Center located at 1669 Euclid Avenue in Boulder, Colorado. For additional details, or to register, please visit the CWAJazz website.