Paul Winter Consort

Paul Winter Consort

Location: NYC, USA
Record Label: Earth Music Productions, LLC
Bookings: Christina Andersen
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Genre: World, New Age, Jazz

Members: Paul Winter, Paul McCandless, Eugene Friesen, Paul Sullivan, Jamey Haddad, Eliot Wadopian, Tim Brumfield, Scott Sloan

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Band Bio: Paul Winter's musical odyssey has long embraced the traditions of the world's cultures, as well as the wildlife voices of what he refers to as "the greater symphony of the Earth."Ł From the early days of his college jazz sextet, which toured 23 countries of Latin America for the State Department and performed the first-ever jazz concert at the White House for the Kennedys in 1962, to his later ensemble, the Paul Winter Consort, his concert tours and recording expeditions have taken him to 52 countries and to wilderness areas on six continents, where he has traveled on rafts, dog sleds, mules, kayaks, tug-boats and Land Rovers. He has recorded 45 albums, of which seven have been honored with Grammy┬« Awards. Since 1980, Paul and his Consort have been artists-in-residence at the world's largest cathedral, New York's Cathedral of St. John the Divine, where they have presented over 200 unique events, including their famed annual Winter Solstice and Summer Solstice Celebrations. Paul Winter's Winter Solstice celebrates the spirit of the holidays within the extraordinary acoustics of New York's greatest Cathedral. A dazzling extravaganza of music and dance, these performances offer a contemporary take on ancient solstice rituals, when people gathered together on the longest night of the year to welcome the return of the sun and the birth of the new year. The event has become New York's favorite holiday alternative to the Nutcracker and Radio City's Christmas Spectacular. This year's Solstice Celebration will be a tribute to the late George Martin , renowned producer of the Beatles' recordings, who also produced the Paul Winter Consort 's landmark album Icarus. Winter recalls that working with Martin was a great learning experience for the Consort, and the Icarus album provided the group with the accolade of a lifetime. In his 1979 autobiography, All You Need is Ears, Martin refers to Icarus as "the finest record I have ever made." Gary Brooker, founder, vocalist, composer, and pianist of the iconic band Procol Harum, will be a featured special guest in these concerts. The co-┬şwriter of the classic song "A Whiter Shade of Pale," Brooker has been friends with Paul Winter since the Consort opened for Procol Harum at Fillmore East in 1971. George Martin also produced Brooker' s album No More Fear of Flying. More information is available at

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