Jonathan Butler
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South African Jazz musician Jonathan Butler will Be headlining the Nairobi International Jazz Festival that will be held on the Bomas of Kenya on the 28th of October.

With his first single breaking racial segregation in South Africa, Jonathan is a master at Jazz and an amazing musician.

The South African songwriter has a collection of songs to his name and today I want just to highlight some of his songs you need to know as you prepare for the upcoming festival.


Jonathan Butler is a songwriter, musician and guitarist. His music genre consists of R&B, Jazz fission and gospel music.

He began his career at the age of seven when he won a local talent contest and he got the opportunity to perform with a touring musical company throughout South Africa.

Jonathan has received a Grammy nomination for the pop hit "Lies", an instrumental "Going Home" and a mid-tempo ballad "Sarah Sarah".


The 62-year-old's first single won a  Sarie Award which is South Africa's equivalent to the Grammy Awards.

The Best Of Jonathan Butler

The best of Jonathan Butler includes a variety of his famous songs starting from his hit single Lies.

Some of the songs in the Best of Jonathan Butler are:

Jonathan Butler- Lies ( Extended version)

Jonathan Butler- Sarah Sarah

Jonathan Butler- There's one born every minute( I'm a sucker for you)

Jonathan Butler- Take Good Care Of Me

Jonathan Butler- Love Songs, Candlelight and You

Jonathan Butler- More Than Friends

Jonathan Butler- Baby Please Don't Take It (I Need Your Love)

Jonathan Butler- It's So Hard To Let You Go

The Ultimate Butler

The Ultimate Butler was released in 2014 and it continues various hit songs.

Jonathan Butler- Lost to Love (Urban Remix)

Jonathan Butler-Do You Love Me?

Jonathan Butler-No Woman No Cry

Jonathan Butler ft Kirk Whalum- Dancing on the Shore

Jonathan Butler ft Maysa- If I Ever Lose This Heaven

Jonathan Butler- After All This Time

Jonathan Butler ft Gregg Karukas- Time Could Pass

Jonathan Butler- Anniversary

Jonathan Butler ft Chuck Loeb, David Mann- Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow

Jonathan Butler ft Candy Dulfer- What Does It Take (To Win Your Love for Me)

Jonathan Butler ft Dave Grusin- Song for Elizabeth

Jonathan Butler- The Bright Side


Jonathan Butler- This Is Love.

Jonathan Butler- Pata Pata.

Jonathan Butler ft Boney James-Surrender.

Jonathan Butler- Take Me Back.

Jonathan Butler- Wake Up.

Jonathan Butler- Thoughts of You.

Jonathan Butler- Back to Love.

Jonathan Butler- River of Life.

Jonathan Butler- Many Faces.

Jonathan Butler- African Moon.

With the above hit songs get ready to have the time of your life at the forthcoming festival.

The Nairobi International Jazz Festival will be jazzing for cancer. 15% of all ticket sales will go to the Bob Collymore Foundation and Twa Trust to create public awareness of cancer to help save thousands.

Come Jazz with us by buying tickets at the link

Advanced tickets go for 4,500 shillings while gate passes will go for 6,500 shillings.