Learn How

Help improve All About Jazz

Support All About Jazz All About Jazz needs your help and we have a deal. For $20, we'll hide those pesky Google ads and present exclusive content for a full year!

Kai Winding

Kai Winding - trombone (1922 - 1983)

Trombonist Kai Christen Winding (pronounced ki-win-ding) was one of the founding fathers of be-bop music and truly one of the finest-ever jazz trombonists.

As a sideman to bop’s reigning kings “ Fats Navarro, Miles Davis, Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie and Tadd Dameron “ he was more a bridesmaid than a bride. Winding recorded too infrequently as a leader during this period and none of his compositions ever really caught on. Indeed, he was adept at putting a defining stamp on others’ compositions “ a trait he picked up while outlining the artistry of Stan Kenton’s sound during the mid 1940s.

Read more

1 Photos

Discography

Videos

Similar

Charlie Parker Charlie Parker
sax, alto
Dizzy Gillespie Dizzy Gillespie
trumpet
Cedar Walton Cedar Walton
piano
Dexter Gordon Dexter Gordon
sax, tenor
Johnny Griffin Johnny Griffin
sax, tenor
Gerry Mulligan Gerry Mulligan
sax, baritone
J.J. Johnson J.J. Johnson
trombone
Phil Woods Phil Woods
sax, alto
Curtis Fuller Curtis Fuller
trombone
Stanley Turrentine Stanley Turrentine
sax, tenor

Premium Profiles

Chris Abelen Chris Abelen
trombone
Pat Metheny Pat Metheny
guitar
Andrea Claburn Andrea Claburn
vocalist
Carol Albert Carol Albert
piano
Norman David Norman David
sax, soprano
Fernanda Cunha Fernanda Cunha
vocalist
Ryan Blotnick Ryan Blotnick
guitar
Thomas Steffen Thomas Steffen
arranger
Mark Lewis Mark Lewis
saxophone
Ken Field Ken Field
sax, alto
La Tanya Hall La Tanya Hall
vocalist
Jamie O'Donnell Jamie O'Donnell
sax, alto
Brad Myers Brad Myers
guitar

Get Jazz Near You via email!

Enjoy the convenience of receiving a comprehensive listing of jazz events in your area every Thursday. It's free!