A well-known and respected figure on the British jazz scene for over six decades, Winters began playing professionally in the '30s with such leaders as Ray Fox, Bert Ambrose, Lew Stone, and Ray Noble. He recorded with Coleman Hawkins in 1934 and as a leader in 1936. From 1948-55 he played a regular gig at the Hatchett's Club in London. He also worked freelance as a session player and in theatrical orchestras. Beginning in the early '80s, Winters played with the British cornetist Digby Fairweather in the Kettner's Five. In 1989 Winters recorded with the octogenarian saxophonist Benny Waters on the latter's final European recording session. Winters played on Fairweather's recorded tribute to trumpeter/singer Nat Gonella, With Nat in Mind, in 1994.
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