Jonathan Butler in Kenya for Sierra Jazz Safari 10th Oct, 2010

You heard right,
Jonathan Butler, the South African Singer, Song writer and Guitarist(left handed) will be in Nairobi on 10th Oct for a show at the Bomas of Kenya from 2 – 11.30pm.

Butler who signed his first record deal at the age of 12 is a Gospel Jazz artist whose journey through early fame, drug addiction, depression and finally salvation is a song of triumph.

I got introduced to his music about 3 years ago. Out of his countless albums, 2 of his songs remain my favourites, Mandela Bay and 10 Degrees South from his album Jonathan 2005, not sure if its coz of the Afro beat in them or maybe its the dance -able tune.

Well, come October, if you hear someone shouting themselves hoarse requesting for the two tracks, no guessing who that will be.

He recently released the album ‘So Strong’ early this year.

The event is being organised and sponsored by Sierra Premium who have been giving alot of support to the Jazz genre through sponsorship of the Capital Jazz show as well as the inception of the Sierra Jazz Safari last year with the first jazz performer  being Gerald Albright.

I will give you more details of the concert as the day approaches.

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