Look-Ka Py Py Podcast (ep 60): Christian Winther, From Denmark to Duets

While vacationing with his father at age 14, Denmark native and reed player Christian Winther first set foot in the Crescent City. Inspired by its music, Winther relocated to the city to study jazz at the University of New Orleans in 1997. Since, the saxophone and clarinet man has found himself in high demand both in the contemporary and traditional veins as well as in the studio and on the stage.

Christian Winther, podcast photo

Recently, Winther and acclaimed pianist Richard D. Johnson formed the duet Two People. The pair’s first recording, The Music of Billy Strayhorn, takes an intriguing look at the brilliant composer and longtime Duke Ellington collaborator’s songbook.

Tune into this episode of OffBeat’s Look-Ka Py Py Podcast to hear Winther tell his jazz story, his perspective on Billy Strayhorn’s music and what he thinks keeps the New Orleans music scene spinning round and around…