John Boutté Quartet
New Orleans singer captures the spirit of the city
A BlueShore at CapU favourite, John Boutte’s shows are all about energy and soul. His gorgeous voice and deep groove make standards like Fly Me To the Moon fresh again. He can evoke Sam Cooke, but his spirit is all New Orleans. His ace band (Caleb Tokarska-guitar, Chris Gestrin-piano, Nobumasa Osaki-bass) knows when to add subtle shadings and when to swing!
“Mr. Boutté can often evoke the sound of Sam Cooke. But his stage manner, his choice of repertory and his rapport with musicians all point back to New Orleans. It’s hard to imagine him settled in anyplace else." – The New York Times
“New Orleans must be heaven because the city is filled with the voices of angels. The leader of this choir would probably be the great John Boutte, a truly magnificent jazz, R&B, and gospel singer.” – Nola Family
“It’s the delight in his voice that puts a thrill of discovery into these familiar songs…. This is above all a singer’s album, and you’re unlikely to hear a better vocal disc this year.” Offbeat, reviewing latest album A Well Tempered Boutté
In partnership with the TD Vancouver International Jazz Festival.