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.