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Ethan Winogrand was born in New York City. He started playing guitar at five years old, teaching himself songs from the radio and the various records of his family. He began private lessons and added piano to his studies. When fifteen he discovered drums and from then on there was no turning back.
In 1976 at the age of seventeen he joined the rock group Joe Cool, who were part of the early punk scene at CBGBs and Max's Kansas City in NYC and who performed at those clubs one week or more each month with other usual suspects like Talking Heads, Television, Blonde,John Cale,The Ramones ect... It was at that time that Ethan developed his connection to an audience and the joy that only performing live can bring, both to an audience and the musicians. In 1978 after leaving Joe Cool Ethan was free to pursue his newly discovered love of Jazz and began studying at the Drummer's Collective. Along with his long time friend Adam Scher, they formed the Jazz-Rock-Fusion group High Tide. After a few years playing throughout the New York and northeast region, the group disbanded and Ethan started playing with the Richard Lindsey trio. He also started recording for a variety of New York artists.
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