“You cannot find nicer people than Bo and Bill Winiker. Their kindness and generosity is what you hear in their music and what makes them such amazing mentors. I met them when I was 11 years old and they immediately welcomed me into their musical world and had me sit in with them at gigs. Shortly after that I was invited to join "Winiker academy" which was some of the best education I've ever received. Every Monday afternoon we would get together and play sessions, Bo had a GIANT book of music that we went through..and really GREAT music I might add. I learned countless tunes and was pushed musically to really dig in. Thank you Bo and Bill for being such incredible mentors, people and musicians. You will forever be my teachers!!"
The Winikers are continuing a family legacy of mentoring that started with their dad. Many top musicians have grown with the Winikers, including Grace Kelly and Tony Deblois. Bo directed the Baker School Jazz Band in Brookline, MA from 2003 – 2014.