CARL WINTHER (Denmark)
Carl Winther is known as one of Denmark's best piano players. Son of the world famous composer and trumpet player, Jens Winther, he started touring at an early age. The Award Winning vituoso, has been performing with the likes of Billy Hart, Jerry Bergonzi, Bill Evans,, Daniel Humiar, Adam Nussbaum, James Genus, Till Broenner, Markus Strickland, Dick Oats, Dejan Terzic, Eliel Lazo, Moussa Diallo, Mads Vinding, Hugo Rasmussen, Mikkel Nords, Al Campos, Tomas Franck, Doug Raney, Frederik Kronkvist, and Afonso Corea, to name some. His performance is breathtaking and virtuous. He has a fluent ability to improvise He is an educated Jazz and Classic musicians, with a true love for Latin and African rhythms. His own composition are inspired by all this, and also includes the funky styles of Herbie Hancock's 70s music and avangardistic ideas. Winther has been awarded for his precise and extravagant compositions and his amazing performance skills.
2011 The 32nd Getxo Jazz Competition (Spain)
2011 DPAs 1st Prize for best young Jazz Composer (Denmark)