Guitarist Jonathan Butler visits Jazz Band

On October 12th, Grammy® Award-Nominated Recording Artist Jonathan Butler visited the Jazz Band during their rehearsal! He shared stories from his life and career as a musician, and spoke about improvisation with students.  Butler sat in with the band as they played, and then performed a solo rendition of "It Don't Mean A Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing)." All students received an autographed copy of Butler's latest album, Free.

 Kelvin and Jonathan

Kelvin and Jonathan

Jonathan and his team also presented W.O. Smith student Kelvin Encalada with a brand new guitar from D'Angelico Guitars.  In an effort to promote music education, Butler and D'Angelico Guitars have teamed up to provide custom-made guitars to musicians across the country.

Thank you Jonathan, D'Angelico Guitars, and TKO Artist Management for your support of our students!

http://www.jonathanbutler.com/official/jonathanbutler

http://dangelicoguitars.com/

http://www.tkoartistmanagement.com/

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