“Thank you for your superb performance on ‘In a Sentimental Mood.’ Your lyrical, stylish trumpet breathed life into the track, inspiring not only my vocal performance, but the entire band’s as well.”
“I remember well our first meeting 24 years ago at the Woodland Golf Club. Now that I am General Manager of Charles River Country Club, I have been thrilled to welcome Winiker Music here. You and your musicians seem to work magic.”
--Daniel C. O’Conner
Charles River Country Club
"I wanted to thank you so much for everything you did at the Consul's Ball on Friday, April 25. The band was spectacular as always. A bunch of people told me that the music this year was the best ever! The Motown Mashup was my personal favorite. I really appreciate how flexible and friendly you always are. Your music really brings the night to life! Looking forward already to the Consul's Ball in 2015!"
-- Allison Smith
United Nations Association of Greater Boston
Bo Winiker is a graduate of the New England Conservatory and plays trumpet, flugelhorn, and vibraphone. Bo recently fulfilled his lifelong dream of conducting and soloing at Boston Symphony Hall, where he led the Boston Pops Swing Orchestra during the opening night of both the 2013-2014 and 2014-2015 Symphony Orchestra seasons. He helped Boston bring in the New Year in style, conducting the sold out 2014 and 2015 New Year's Eve galas. He toured worldwide with the NEC's Grammy® Award-winning Ragtime Ensemble under the direction of Gunther Schuller as well as with the Stan Kenton Orchestra. In addition, Bo has appeared as a soloist with the New York Philharmonic and the Cleveland Orchestra and recorded on the movie soundtrack A League of Their Own with Billy Joel. Bo performed at the White House for President Ford and at two Presidential Inaugurations for Presidents Carter and Clinton. He is best known for his bandleading, which can only be described as captivating!
Known for his light touch and his swinging beat, Bill is a charismatic drummer and skilled bandleader. He has been playing professionally since he was 13 years old. Bill graduated from the Boston Conservatory of Music where he mastered a range of percussion instruments. A knowledgeable music historian, Bill produces and narrates many original programs on all aspects of American popular music and jazz.