From swing to hard-bop and bebop to funk, Winston has had the honor of working with such legendary musicians as Aretha Franklin, Chaka Khan, Paquito D'Rivera, James Moody and David "Fathead" Newman...and that's just scratching the surface. From coast to coast, he has built a reputation among his peers and fans as one of the most versatile performers in all of jazz.
Whether leading his LA based orchestra or a NY based sextet, every Byrd performance becomes a lesson in jazz history. His unlimited creativity and professionalism make him one of the most compelling and engaging artists in jazz today.
Winston has three heavily acclaimed CDs, the most recent of which is titled Once Upon A Time Called Right Now. He has played major festivals and clubs all over the world and given clinics, workshops and performances at countless universities and jazz societies.