Jonathan Butler

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Birthday
10, 1961
Birthplace
South Africa
Birth Sign
Libra
Birthday
10, 1961 (age 56)
Birthplace
South Africa

About

Jazz, R&B, and worship singer, guitarist, and songwriter. He played with the rock and jazz band Pacific Express and later released "Lies," a 1987 Grammy Award-nominated single.

Before Fame

During his childhood years, he began his career as a singer and guitarist; by age seven, he was touring his native country with a music act.

Trivia

His Sarie Award-winning debut single was the first song by a black musician to be played on a white South African radio station.

Family Life

He was raised in Cape Town, South Africa during the Apartheid era. The political climate of his youth became a major theme of his songwriting.

Associated With

He collaborated with saxophonists Kirk Whalum, Dave Koz, and Boney James.