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JACK WINN DUO. LEE COVINGTON AND JACK WILL AT POE MUSEUM FOR (THE RAVEN) 9/22/2011

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Please check this out with John and Jack Winn.

http://www.theboomermagazine.com/component/content/article/39-featured/698-talking-with-bill-bevins-john-and-jack-winn.html

 Jack and John in BOOMER MAGAZINE, August 2011.

Sub. 2011

TALKING WITH BILL BEVINS:

Q&A: John and Jack Winn

A Winn-Winn ­Situation

By Bill Bevins

 Jack and John share a love of music and of teaching.  Richmond’s fortunate to have a great many fine musicians.
One family alone has two of them.
We talked in the Lite 98 studio. Here are excerpts.

Q: WE HAVE A WINN-WINN SITUATION THIS MORNING. JOHN WINN. JACK WINN. JACK’S THE DAD, AND JOHN’S THE SON. THANK YOU BOTH FOR BEING HERE.
JACK & JOHN:
Thanks for having us.

Q: FULL DISCLOSURE: I’M A BIG, HUGE FAN OF JOHN AND HIS MUSIC, AND WE’LL GET INTO THAT IN A FEW MINUTES. BUT JACK WINN IS ONE OF THE HEROES IN MY LIFE AND HAD A PROFOUND INFLUENCE ON ME… BOTH OF YOU ARE PROFESSIONAL MUSICIANS.
JACK:
I’m retired but somewhat professional. [Laughs.]

Q: AND BOTH OF YOU ARE EDUCATORS OR HAVE BEEN.
JACK:
Exactly.

Q: JACK, YOU TAUGHT MUSIC IN SCHOOL. YOU WERE MY BAND DIRECTOR IN HIGH SCHOOL AND ENDED UP BEING [CHESTERFIELD COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS] SUPERINTENDENT OF MUSIC. IS THAT CORRECT?
JACK:
The title was specialist for performing arts, where I worked with the theater and the music [departments for] grades K through 12.

Q: AND JOHN, YOU TEACH STILL?
JOHN:
Yep. I taught for many years at [Virginia Commonwealth University], and now I teach at St. Christopher’s School.

Q: JOHN, YOU’RE A PROFESSIONAL MUSICIAN. YOU’RE IN MUSIC EDUCATION. IS THAT BECAUSE OF YOUR DAD? IN SPITE OF YOUR DAD? [LAUGHS.]
JOHN:
I think it’s because of. You grow up being around other teachers and other musicians, and it just kind of is the world in which you live. So it’s easy to say, “Oh yeah. I’ll just do this stuff, too.” Especially I think in the arts, there’s a culture and lifestyle about it. There’s certainly a teaching lifestyle for those band directors and choral directors. They’re working on the weekends all the time. The gigging musicians are always working late and on the weekends. Piecemeal stuff as well: directing a choir over here and play[ing] a gig over there. So it was just kind of a normal world for me to step into.
Q: WELL, YOU OBVIOUSLY HAD A CERTAIN APTITUDE FOR IT. JACK, HOW OFTEN DO YOU ENCOUNTER SOMEONE WHO WAS A FORMER STUDENT, AND WHAT PERCENTAGE OF THEM CAN YOU ACTUALLY REMEMBER?

JACK: I can’t say the numbers. I would say lots. And John will run into them too, saying, “John, I knew your dad,” or whatever. I see students way back from my first days of teaching, which was at Patrick Henry High School in 1960, often. And I can remember most names. I’ll either pull in the first name or the last name …  and I pretty much can say, “You played clarinet” or “You sang soprano” or whatever.

Q: JOHN, WHEN PEOPLE HEAR YOU PLAY – I’VE BEEN THERE AND HEARD ADJECTIVES – THEY JUST FLOW: “AMAZING,” “WORLD-CLASS,” “GIFTED.” DID ALL OF THIS COME TO YOU AS A GIFT? I KNOW YOU SAID IT WAS AN ENVIRONMENT YOU WERE IN, AND YOU JUST KIND OF WENT WITH IT. OR DID YOU ACTUALLY HAVE TO WORK AT IT TO GET TO THE POINT WHERE YOU ARE NOW?
JOHN:
I have come around to the feeling that I don’t really think there are those – like we assume – those geniuses in music. Even a Mozart… whose father had him working really hard from age 3; and his father was a composer, so he was around music all the time. I think that aptitude is more learned than innate. All that said, I could’ve worked harder and would be better. [Laughs.] That’s what I tell students all the time too. I used the analogy of Michael Jordan, who really got a late start in basketball. So you say, “Well, that’s talent.” But once he decided to really work hard – I mean there are thousands of guys out there with his basic skill set but not many that are willing to work and invest in the way a guy like that does. Or a Tiger Woods in sport. Honestly, it’s the same thing in music. There’s a great book called Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell, and he has a whole chapter called the “10,000-Hour Rule,” and he talks about how The Beatles were a terrible band. Everybody said so until they went to Hamburg and had to play eight hours a day, and that’s when …

Q: THEY BECOME A BAND AT THAT POINT …
JOHN:
Well, they become a band and they are learning how to write songs by playing other people’s songs, and I think that has really a lot to do with it. Otherwise, it’d be pretty hard to explain three world-class songwriters in the same band.

Q: BUT YOU ARE PROFESSIONAL MUSICIANS, SO LET’S GET A QUICK PLUG IN FOR WHERE PEOPLE CAN SEE YOU ON A REGULAR BASIS, WEBSITE OR ANYTHING.
JOHN:
My website is
JohnWinnJazz.com.
JACK: And my website is
JackWinnSax.com.

Q: IF YOU GET THE CHANCE TO SEE EITHER ONE, DO IT. YOU’LL HAVE A GREAT TIME AND BE PRETTY AMAZED. FATHER AND SON. THANK YOU BOTH VERY MUCH.
JACK & JOHN:
No, thank you so much.

Bevins is host of the top-rated Wake Up Show with Shelly Perkins on WTVR 98.1 FM radio, Lite 98. Contact him at
Bevins@Lite98.com

 

For six years, Jack and John have been musical guests on The Bill Bevins Wake up Show. Below is music 12/15/2011 with Jack, John, Daniel Clark, and Randall Pharr. You will need to hit the "stop button" on the site music, and then give us a listen.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Jack and John December 20, 2012
 
 
Jack and John share a love of music and of teaching.  Richmond’s fortunate to have a great many fine musicians.
One family alone has two of them.
NEW ON THE PLAY LIST. LISTEN TO THE JACK WINN DUO  WITH LEE COVINGTON ON PIANO, AND JACK WINN ON SAXES AND VOCALS.  

Listen to a few selections as you view our site. JACK WINN is now booking trios, duos as well as the quartet and Quintet. LOOKOUT! Now booking a quintet!

check the Calandar for information.

 
 
 Richmond Symphony League's Mardi Gras 2011
  

  Jack and John at Bogart's

 

 

John and Jack Winn performing for opening of Center Stage 9/12/09

Pic by Tim Timberlake. Thanks Tim

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JACK WINN IN MONTANA JAMMIN' WITH A FEW BUCKAROOSTERS, July, 2011

Just Jammin'

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yybRNOKBfG4

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fn6lvhAM9Y4

JULY 27, 2010

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16982639&emt=7e0927ad-d543-45e0-9e69-78e11ffd4a81&locale=en-US&senderLocale=en-US

 John Winn News and u-tube 

Here's a little video the Russians put together of our trips there, using my song for them as a soundtrack.
It's part of an advertising campaign for the city of Vladivostok.
John

 

 

 

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