Paul Winter Similar Artists

Suzanne Ciani - 85% match to Paul Winter

Genres: Electronic & Ambient New Age
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Paul Horn - 60% match to Paul Winter

Genres: Electronic & Ambient Jazz New Age Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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17 March 1930, New York, USA. Horn started to play the piano at the age of four and moved on to the saxophone when he was 12. He studied the flute at Oberlin College Conservatory during 1952 and went on to the Manhattan School of Music the following year. He played with the Sauter-Finnegan Orchestra as tenor soloist before joining Chico Hamilton’s Quintet (1956-58). The Read more

Andreas Vollenweider - 50% match to Paul Winter

Genres: Holiday & Seasonal Instrumental Jazz New Age
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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4 October 1953, Zurich, Switzerland. The son of organist Hans Vollenweider, Andreas established himself as one of the world’s most prominent new age artists in the early 80s. Although he is also proficient on guitar, piano, flute, Vollenweider is primarily known for his virtuoso performances on the harp. After recording three albums with the Poetry And Music ensemble Vo Read more

Peter Kater - 33% match to Paul Winter

Genres: Electronic & Ambient Holiday & Seasonal Jazz New Age
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Alex De Grassi - 28% match to Paul Winter

Genres: Jazz New Age
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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13 February 1952, Yokosuka, Japan, and raised in California, USA.The acoustic guitar sound of de Grassi had much to do with the growth and success of the Windham Hill Records label during the 80s. His clean, open-tuned newage music was similar, although more complex, to that of founder William Ackerman. Together with another Windham Hill artist Michael Hedges, they pioneered Read more

Oregon - 28% match to Paul Winter

Genres: Jazz Pop / Rock World Music
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This inventive and influential progressive jazz chamber group was formed in 1970 from the nucleus of the Paul Winter Consort, an aggregation led by Paul Winter. Oregon originally comprised Ralph Towner (1 March 1940, Chehalis, Washington, USA; guitar, keyboards), Collin Walcott (b. 24 April 1945, New York City, USA, d. 8 November 1984, Magdeburg, Germany; percussion, sitar, Read more

Patrick O'Hearn - 28% match to Paul Winter

Genres: Electronic & Ambient Jazz New Age
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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6 September 1954, Los Angeles, California, USA. Born into a family active in many areas of the arts, from an early age O’Hearn was encouraged to take part in any music making that happened around him, trying out on various instruments. His mother was a classically trained pianist who also led a small jazz group in which her son was invited to play the bass. He was soon Read more

George Winston - 26% match to Paul Winter

Genres: Blues Classical Easy Listening Holiday & Seasonal Instrumental Jazz New Age
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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1949, Michigan, USA. Following many years of listening to music, his early heroes being Floyd Cramer, the Ventures and Booker T. And The MGs, Winston took up the piano at the age of 18. He switched to jazz after being influenced by the ‘stride’ piano of Fats Waller. The mysterious and enigmatic Winston stopped playing in 1977 until the music of Professor Longhair Read more

William Ackerman - 26% match to Paul Winter

Genres: New Age Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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16 November 1949, Germany. Ackerman moved to California at the age of nine when he was adopted by a Stanford professor and his wife. He started playing the acoustic guitar at the age of 12, shunning the electric guitar and preferring open, modal tunings, heavily influenced by John Fahey, Leo Kottke and Robbie Basho. Following a home-made recording, the entrepreneurial Ackerm Read more

John Surman - 25% match to Paul Winter

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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John Douglas Surman, 30 August 1944, Tavistock, Devon, England. Surman is a remarkable player on soprano and baritone saxophones, bass clarinet, bamboo flutes and sometimes tenor saxophone and synthesizers. He was a member of the Jazz Workshop at Plymouth Arts Centre with Mike Westbrook while still at school, and relocated to London with Westbrook’s band in 1962. He stu Read more

Mannheim Steamroller - 23% match to Paul Winter

Genres: Easy Listening Electronic & Ambient Holiday & Seasonal Holiday & Seasonal Jazz Music Videos & Concerts New Age Pop / Rock Soundtracks
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Though few may admit to having heard of them, Mannheim Steamroller can boast of being one of the biggest US acts of the 80s, 90s and 00s - at least while snow covers the ground and children leave out roasted chestnuts for Santa and his reindeer. The act was the creation of Chip Davis (Louis Davis Jnr., 15 November 1947, Sylvania, Ohio, USA). On graduating from the University Read more

Kitaro - 21% match to Paul Winter

Genres: Electronic & Ambient Holiday & Seasonal Jazz New Age Pop / Rock Soundtracks World Music
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Masanori Takahashi, 4 February 1953, Toyohashi, Japan. Soon after graduating from high school, Takahashi formed a rock band, the Far East Family Band, who released two albums and toured around the world. He was converted to synthesizer music after meeting Klaus Schulze of Tangerine Dream in 1972. The inspiration for Kitaro’s new music came from visits to Asian countries Read more

Mark Isham - 21% match to Paul Winter

Genres: Jazz Pop / Rock Soundtracks
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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7 September 1951, New York City, New York, USA. Born into a musical family that encouraged him to learn the piano, violin, and trumpet at an early age, Mark Isham began studying the jazz trumpet while at high school and then explored electronic music while in his early 20s. For a time he pursued parallel careers as a classical, jazz and rock musician, performing, for instanc Read more

David Arkenstone - 18% match to Paul Winter

Genres: Christian & Gospel Holiday & Seasonal Instrumental New Age Pop / Rock World Music
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Shadowfax - 16% match to Paul Winter

Genres: Jazz Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Taking their name from Gandalf’s horse in J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Lord Of The Rings, this Windham Hill Records associated band pursued a path of new age inspired folk, bringing in strong elements of jazz and medieval music. The unit was formed near Chicago, Illinois, USA during the winter of 1972 by Chuck Greenberg (25 March 1950, Chicago, Illinois, USA, d. 4 Septembe Read more


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