Friday, September 23, 2016
Now's the Time: Jonathan Butler
What does the embedded performance have to do with jazz? Nothing really, other than the fact that Jonathan Butler is the first artist slated to appear in the new season of the American Jazz Museum’s concerts at the Gem Theater. Ironically, the series formerly known as Jammin’ at the Gem has been rebranded as Jazz at the Gem, an alteration that a press release insists “reflects the Museum’s renewed emphasis on making jazz central to its range of programming offerings.” Butler, a fine entertainer, will play pop, gospel and presumably, a bit of jazz at the Gem Theater on Friday, Sept. 30.