John Boutté (November 3, 1958) is an American jazz singer based in New Orleans, Louisiana, who has been active since the mid-1990s. He is known for diverse music style that goes beyond jazz to R&B, gospel, Latin, and blues. He is the younger brother of the jazz and gospel singer Lillian Boutté.
Boutté was born into a 7th Ward Creole family in New Orleans. Exposed to the local culture such as Mardi Gras parades and jazz funerals since childhood, Boutté also grew up listening to R&B music of Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye and the like. He played trumpet and cornet in marching bands in his junior high and high school days. During this time, he also formed an a cappella group and sang on the streets.
Boutté studied business at Xavier University where he was in ROTC. After he graduated, he was commissioned in the U.S. Army where he served for the next four years. When he returned, he started to work forЧитать далее в Википедии...
Альбомы и синглы:
- Through the Eyes of a Child [1993, альбом]
- Scotch & Soda [1997, альбом]
- At the Foot of Canal Street [2001, альбом]
- Carry Me Home [2003, альбом]
- Jambalaya [2003, альбом]
- Good Neighbor [30.10.2008, альбом]
- All About Everything [17.04.2012, альбом]