LaVerne Butler's "Blues in the City" was Number One on the Gavin Jazz chart and was nominated for an AFIM Indie Award for Best Jazz vocal. Born in Shreveport, Louisiana, LaVerne is the daughter of jazz saxophonist Scott Butler and performed with her father at an early age. An alumna of the University of New Orleans, Butler launched her professional career and began to work alongside such luminaries as pianist Ellis Marsalis, saxophonist Joe Henderson, and trumpeter Jon Faddis. LaVerne regularly performs at clubs and festivals throught Europe, Asia, and the US. Her new release, "A Foolish Thing To Do," will hit stores on May 22, 2001.
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