Butterbean Jazz Quartet
In October 2008 Terri Simpson received Richmond Magazine's prestigious Theresa Pollack Award for excellence in the arts. The selectors said: "Compassion, love, truth. That's what I hear in Terri Murphy Simpson's voice. She's been an important figure in Richmond's musical lineage for more than 10 years, unassuming and always contributing. Her sound, that sound, has done more for this city than we may ever know. It's carried her from local medical centers to European stages, and if there's anyone in our musical community who deserves a little acknowledgment, it's her. Just listen." If you live in Richmond, VA you no doubt know all about Bottoms Up, the fine gourmet pizza restaurant at 17th and Dock streets in the city's Shockoe Bottom. If not, and you like music, and find yourself in Richmond on a Sunday evening, stop in at 1700 Dock Street and hear live jazz from The Butterbean Jazz Quartet starting about 7:30 PM. There's no cover. The quartet has been performing Sunday evenings at Bottoms Up for about 15 years now. In fact, it's one of the longest running jazz gigs in Richmond history and for good reason. It's tough to beat the combination of great pizza and great jazz. Is there any better way to spend a Sunday evening? This long overdue CD speaks for the quality of Butterbean's jazz. To judge the pizza, you'll just have to visit Bottoms Up. We hope it will be on a Sunday evening, and that you'll take time to meet the Butterbean musicians.