Paul Winter

Paul Winter’s musical realm has long embraced the traditions of the world’s cultures, as well as the extraordinary voices of what he refers to as “the greater symphony of the Earth.” His concert tours and recording expeditions have taken him to 52 countries and to wilderness areas on six continents, into which he has traveled on rafts, mules, dog sleds, horses, kayaks, sailboats, steamers, tug-boats and Land Rovers.

Paul’s journey started in Altoona, Pennsylvania, where he began playing drums, piano and clarinet after the age of five, and then fell in love with saxophone in the fourth grade. Playing in small bands with his schoolmates, first in ‘The Little German Band’, PWbyBeverlyHallthen a Dixieland band, and finally a nine-piece dance band known as ‘The Silver Liners’, he became enthralled first with big band music, and by the small be-bop groups of the 1950s, and embarked on his first professional tour at the age of seventeen.

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”Winter is one of those rare pioneers whose inner vision and work have helped bring into being a whole new genre of expression” –Whole Life Monthly Magazine

“One of the music community’s most unpredictable and consistently creative forces… . From the beginning of his career, Winter has been a deliberate non-conformist, an artist always looking and listening for new sounds, new forms of expression. –Cash Box: The International /Home Entertainment Weekly

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