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Inspired by former jazz trumpet greats as Dizzy Gillespie, Maynard Ferguson and others as early as in the seventh grade, Winston Byrd has already firmly established himself as a young rising force on the horizon in jazz to be reckoned with. This is simply attributed to after graduating from high school in 1991, instead of going on to New York University to study Clinical Psychology, Winston’s personal belief in his talent made him boldly decide to devote his life to jazz. Attracted to and fascinated by the art of playing high notes on the trumpet, Winston diligently practiced until he became capable of easily playing and articulating extreme ranges of high notes into the stratosphere on trumpet.

Winston left home and went on the road to perform, record and tour with a wide-variety of highly acclaimed, Grammy winning, recording hit musical groups and artists, such as the R&B, Rock and Pop stars, the Stylistics, the Chi-Lites, Patti Austin, The Dells, The Grateful Dead, Blood, Sweat and Tears, Michael Bolton, Natalie Cole, Chaka Khan, Mary Wilson (of the Supremes), Usher and such hailed jazz artists such as Pieces Of A Dream, Claudio Roditi, Larry Coryell, James Moody, Paquito D’ Rivera, Clark Terry (who was a surprise guest with Winston on his All-Star 31st birthday concert!) Lucky Peterson, Bernard Purdie, Diane Schurr, Shirley Horn, Chucho Valdes, David “Fathead” Newman, Abbey Lincoln, T.S. Monk and even comedian Don Rickles.

His first CD entitled, “Soul Searchin,” which is available in stores, as well as on the Internet at: www.winstonbyrdmusic.com;. Trumpeter, Winston Byrd also has a number of his own compositions that have been recorded on T.S. Monk’s (the great jazz pianist, Thelonious Monk’s son) latest release entitled “Higher Ground” where Winston Byrd (former member) can also be heard. Currently Winston has continued performing, recording and touring with even more top musical artists and groups on the West Coast, such as recently with the Gerald Wilson Orchestra, the Frank Capp Juggernaut, the Buddy Collette Big Band, Steve March Torme, Eric Benet, The Don Ellis Reunion Big Band, Ernie Andrews, as well as also performing live on the L.A. based award shows such as the Grammys & the B.E.T. awards!!! Winston Byrd is truly an arising trumpet star whose moment of greatness is definitely at hand.



 

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Where are you located?
Los Angeles, California
What is your affiliation to the Jazz World?
Musical Artist, Clinician, Arranger, Composer
Tell us a little about your background...
I am trumpeter who has been blessed and fortunate for the last 20 years to have played with some of the greatest artists to have ever walked the face of the Earth...
How did you hear about the Jazz Network? Please give full name of contact
Patrick Talev
What Instrument do you play?
Trumpet
What is your website address? Only websites that pertain to your business and how you can be contacted.
http://www.winstonbyrdmusic.com
When Is Your CD Scheduled For Release?
July, August
I agree that I will not spam the site with inappropriate postings for this action is subject to suspension
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Winston Byrd updated their profile
Oct 7, 2011
EDSON LUIZ KRUG left a comment for Winston Byrd
"           HI  WINSTON, NICE TO MEET YOU. IN BRAZIL WE LOVE ALL BEAT JAZZ. BUT IN SOUTH AMERICA IS NOT LIKE USA JAZZ FM STATIONS...24 HOURS GROOVE MUSIC...NO, IN BRAZIL ONLY WEEKLY JAZZ RADIO…"
Apr 20, 2011
Petra Caramela left a comment for Winston Byrd
"Welcome!"
Apr 20, 2011
Jazz Bay Radio left a comment for Winston Byrd
"Hello Winston - Thanks for the Jazz Network connection .. to answer your message, I would be glad to play your music on my station. If you can send mp3 files or link to a download, email me at our media box: jazz.radio@yahoo.com - Ron"
Apr 15, 2011
Artluv left a comment for Winston Byrd
"Thanks for the connect Winston, I would like to play your music on my station.  Check it out here.  http://www.live365.com/stations/artluv"
Apr 15, 2011
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At 2:24am on April 20, 2011, Petra Caramela said…

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At 11:29am on April 15, 2011, Jazz Bay Radio said…
Hello Winston - Thanks for the Jazz Network connection .. to answer your message, I would be glad to play your music on my station. If you can send mp3 files or link to a download, email me at our media box: jazz.radio@yahoo.com - Ron
At 12:42am on April 15, 2011, Artluv said…
Thanks for the connect Winston, I would like to play your music on my station.  Check it out here.  http://www.live365.com/stations/artluv
 
 
 

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