Posted by on Feb 7, 2017 in History, Jazz, News, Paul Winter Updates

On January 30th, at St. Peter’s Church (the “Jazz Church”) in midtown Manhattan, there was a memorial concert for the great bassist Bobby Cranshaw, who passed away in November 2016 at the age of 83. Bobby was one of the most beloved and respected musicians of our times. Best known, perhaps, for having toured with […]

Summer Solstice: Joe Vella interview with Paul Winter, HUFFPOST

Posted by on Jun 9, 2016 in Paul Winter Updates, Solstice

HUFFPOST NEW YORK: Interview: Paul Winter — The 16th Annual Summer Solstice Concert June 18th NYC  06/08/2011 04:51 pm ET | Updated Aug 08, 2011 by Joseph Vella,Vella Interactive   Legendary musician and Grammy Award winner Paul Winter has pioneered music that blends jazz, classical, world and environmental sounds into his brew of what he calls “Earth Music.” For […]


Posted by on Dec 10, 2014 in Paul Winter Updates, Solstice

an interview with Paul Winter by Nicholas Tuff ON THE CATHEDRAL NT: Could you tell me how you first came to play at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine? PW: Thirty years ago, the Consort and I were invited to be artists-in-residence at New York’s Cathedral of St. John the Divine. We aspired to […]

Winter Solstice, Pete Seeger, “Look Up!”

Posted by on Sep 6, 2014 in Paul Winter Updates

SEEGERFEST We were privileged to take part in two of the events of the five-day SeegerFest in July, honoring Toshi and Pete Seeger. At the Bardavon Opera House in Poughkeepsie, there was a “family night” concert. We played and sang “Minuit”, which was a song Pete had loved, and in a medley with the Irish jig […]

Winter Solstice ~ Behind the Scenes

Posted by on Oct 27, 2013 in Paul Winter Updates, Solstice

As lighting designer and production manager for the Winter Solstice Celebration, Steve Shelley is charged with a monumental task: lighting a theater two football fields long and 100 feet high, with an audience on both sides of the stage, musicians and dancers moving down the aisles, and theatrical effects like the world’s largest gong and a […]

Winter’s Wonderland is Warmer Than Ever

Posted by on Oct 27, 2013 in Paul Winter Updates, Solstice

Wall Street Journal, 12/11/12 By STUART ISACOFF The annual Winter Solstice revelries at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine—feasts for the ears and eyes created by the renowned saxophonist Paul Winter for the world’s largest Anglican church—are celebrating their 33rd anniversary this week for three days beginning Thursday. And “celebration” is the word. Mr. […]