Will Butterworth was born in Edinburgh, his father is a classical violinist and Will grew up playing classical music on the cello and improvising on the piano. In 2000 he began to play jazz professionally in Scotland, and in 2004 he moved to London. He studied harmony with Dominic Spencer in Edinburgh, and then later with Steve Lodder in London. Will has worked with many of Britain's finest musicians including Asaf Sirkis, Andy Shepherd, Steve Lodder, Martin Speake, Julian Siegal, Bill Bruford, and Dylan Howe. In 2010 he formed the Stravinsky Duo with Dylan Howe, which reinterpreted the works of Stravinsky and their album 'The Rite of SPring part 1' achieved great critical acclaim.
In September 2017 Will will release his 4th album as leader.

Albums as leader

2008
Will Butterworth
Solo Piano
Music Chamber records

2011
Will Butterworth trio
Hereafter
with Marcus Penrose bass. Adam King Bass, and Pete Ibbetson drums
Music Chamber records

2015
Will Butterworth trio
Live
With Henrik Jensen Bass, Pete Ibbetson drums
Music Chamber records

2017
Will Butterworth Quartet
The Nightingale and the Rose
With Seb Pipe Alto, Nick Pini Bass, Pete Ibbetson Drums
Jellymould Jazz

Other albums as Co-leader

2010
The Rite of Spring part 1
With Dylan Howe
Motorik Records

2012
Tournesol
With Seb Pipe Alto, Marcus Penrose Bass
Kelsey Records

2014
I've got a bike
Apriori
with Jac Jones Sax, Nick Pini
Buckled Wheel records