Street Brass and JazzFM

I’ve put up a page for my project Street Brass. Look at the top or click here. It’s the go to spot for all the information regarding Street Brass, a link to join our Facebook group, the dates and links to recordings and charts for the group. Please spread the word as it’s a community [...]

CB4 at The Pilot Tavern

The Christopher Butcher 4 is back at The Pilot with a very special guest, protege of Oscar Peterson, Robi Botos. 22 Cumberland Street, (Steps from Yonge and Bloor) 3:30PM-6:30PM Christopher Butcher- Trombone Robi Botos- Keyboard James McEleney- Upright Bass Lowell Whitty- Drums There is NO COVER, NO MINIMUM, NO TIP JAR! Just come out and [...]

Brasstronomical and Where are They Now

I’d like to thank Jazz.FM for featuring me in their series Where Are They Now. You can read the interview here. They’re are bright light on the Canadian music scene and truly give back with countless opportunities for students and emerging musicians alike. Thank you. Next thing I’d like to point you to is the release [...]

Street Brass! Open Call for all Horn Players This is an open call for all horn players of all levels! From high school to professional. If you aren’t a horn player please send this to people you know who play. We need your help to make this a success. This is a community horn ensemble that will learn a handful of [...]

2013 Premier’s Awards for Excellence in the Arts

I have been selected by Jane Bunnett as an emerging talent at this year’s Premier’s Awards for Excellence in the Arts. If you want to learn more about the award and this years six nominees you can here. Each nominee has selected one emerging talent. The artist will be selected on June 27th. It’s truly [...]

Trombone x 18

I’ve been working on some trombone multitracks recently. I plan on releasing them in some form over the next year, so stay tuned. Thought I’d put one out there. This is an original composition based on a Pilón rhythm. Yes it’s a trombone multitrack meaning it’s just me on about 18 tracks of trombone/bass trombone. [...]

Giovanni Hidalgo with The Heavyweights

Giovanni Hidalgo is one of the most gifted individuals to ever touch a drum. He is surely one of the greatest rhythmic genius’ of any era or idiom. He’ll be joining The Heavyweights Brass Band for a special concert on Saturday April 13th at Toronto’s Koerner Hall as part of their Devoted to Dizzy series. [...]

I Can’t Help It

Just uploaded this video of a duo version of Stevie Wonder’s “I Can’t Help It” with my good friend amazing trumpet player and multi instrumentalist Miron Rafajlovic here heard on classical guitar. Listen to the end for the trombone cuica I do for all my Brazilian friends. If you dig it, like it and share [...]

Running Behind

As always I start this off by apologizing for not blogging in so long. A few thing’s I’ve been up to. The Heavyweights Brass Band taught Mamma Yamma how to march on CBC Kids. This is the equivalent of Sesame Street in Canada and was aired across the country a couple times. You can check [...]

You Dig?

I’d like to let everyone know I’m hosting and producing a radio show called Dig! on CIUT The show airs every thursday 6PM-8PM EST. You can stream the show live worldwide at or if you’re in the Toronto area turn your FM dial to 89.5 My policy is I play music I love and [...]