Jonathan Butler

  1. Briefs: Jazz Crusaders, Gerald Levert, Johnny Gill

    August 06, 2010 12:00 AM EDT -- The reunion of three original Jazz Crusaders members—Joe Sample, Wayne Henderson and Wilton Felder—is among the highlights planned for the 23rd annual Long Beach (Calif.) Jazz Festival (Aug. 13-15). Also on tap: Melanie Fiona, Boney James, Geor ...

  2. George Duke Makes Heads Up Debut

    July 07, 2008 12:00 AM EDT George Duke’s first album for BPM/Heads Up International, “Dukey Treats,” is set for release on Aug. 26. Inspired by the funny and serious sides of life reflected in the R&B/soul and funk music of the ‘60s and ‘70s, Duke adds a contemporary fa ...