Recent News:


Pinky returns to Japan!
Nov 22 - Dec 8, 2016

For a variety of engagements including
Frank Sinatra Birthday Party
with Sinatra Society of Japan

Pinky excited to work with a great group
of musicians including Hiroshi Hata on guitar.




January 11, 2008
Pinky Winters will be appearing at
Hollywood Studio Bar & Grill
6122
W Sunset Blvd
(Gower Gulch @ Sunset and Gower)
east of Vine
Hollywood, CA 90028
323-466-9917
7:30-10:30pm
Tom Garvin, piano
Richard Simon, bass

Pinky tours sings in the NW!
February 9, 2008 - JazzVox Concerts.
w/ Randy Halberstadt on piano.
Only 30 seats, so let your Seattle-area friends know
before tickets are gone.
For more information visit jazzvox.com

Pinky Returns to Japan!
Pinky will be making a Japanese tour in June 2008.



Pinky is appeared at Il Moro in
West Los Angeles on Friday evening,
March 9, 2007 - from 7 to 11 pm,
with Karen Hammack at piano, and
Jeff D'Angelo on bass.
Il Moro is at 11400 Olympic Blvd,
just West of the 405 Fwy.
The entrance is on Purdue.
Phone 310-575-3530.

Pinky Winters will be appeared at
The Metropolitan Room,
34 West 22nd St.,
New York, NY 10010,
(212) 206-0440,
on Sunday, October 14, 2007,
9:30-11:00 p.m. Richard Rodney Bennett
shares the bill with her on piano and vocals.
They will offer an evening of music and lyrics
from the Great American Songbook.
Cover charge is $20.00,
and reservations are suggested.





On December 15th Pinky performed
an absolutely flawless seventy-minute
set at the TUC Club in Tokyo backed
by her "boys" Kiyoshi Morita and
Masahiko Taniguchi, before an adoring
and packed house, several of whom
had even carted along their precious
(upwards of a thousand dollars each)
copies of Pinky's eponymously titled
1954 10 inch Vantage LP for her
signature. She also sold dozens of her
new CD "Speak Low." Quite an
evening! It was the 4th appearance out
of five during her 11-day visit to Japan.
The recorded results of her all-Sinatra
program at TUC will be released in
April 2007 on SSJ Records.

Her new "Speak Low" CD is everywhere
in Tokyo. You can't miss it wherever
you go, including HMV Stores, Disk
Union, and the still-vital Japanese
Tower Records. But the nicest surprise
came when Pinky undertook some
shopping after a visit to the Tokyo
Tower, and she went in the largest
non-chain record store in the city only to
hear her "Speak Low" CD being played
on the store's sound system. system.



Dates and News from 2006:


Tuesday, October 17, 2006
Pinky will be appearing at the 4 Points
Sheraton (near LAX). 9750 Airport BL,
Los Angeles, CA, Phone 310-645-4600,
ext. 7170, with Karen Hamack, piano
and Jeff D'Angelo, bass.
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm. No cover,
no minimum, validated parking.
 
This date will be followed in November
by a guest appearance with the Johnny
Mandel Big Band, and a return (her third 
show there).to the L.A. County Museum. 
Details for both events to be announced
shortly. Then in December, Pinky will fly
to Tokyo for a series of public and
private appearances, including the JZ
BRAT http://www.jzbrat.com/top.html 
on Dec 11, the Café Albert in Takada
no Baba on Dec. 13, and the TUC Club
http://www.tokyouniform.com/tokyotuc/ 
The Tokyo appearance will coincide with
the release of her new CD: "Speak Low:
Pinky Winters Sings, Lou Levy Plays."
She will also be recording in Japan.
A busy gal!

~~~

August 31, September 1 and 2, 2006

In what is certain to be a major musical
event in New York City, Pinky Winters
and Oscar-nominated composer Sir
Richard Rodney Bennett will be
appearing, with a program of songs
entitled "The Lamp is Low," at the highly
popular Danny's Skylight Room,
346 West 46th Street. Winters and
Bennett are longtime musical colleagues
who have worked and recorded together,
and who share a love of a vast variety of
songs. They will present three evenings
(August 31, September 1 and 2)
of timeless musical treasures.
The program will change each evening.
Do not miss this special event!  
All shows begin at 9:30 p.m.
Reservations: 212.265.8133.
More about Danny's here:
dannysgrandseapalace.com/skylight.htm

~~~

Saturday, August 5, 2006
from 8:30-12:30 pm
Pinky will be appearing at
Cavallino's Ristorante and Jazz Bar
in Huntington Beach CA.
With Tom Garvin,
piano; Chris Colangelo, bass;
Ralph Penland, drums.
The venue is located at
8052 Adams Avenue,
Huntington Beach, California, 714-536-6665
( http://www.cavallinoristorante.com/ )

~~~

Wednesday July 19, 2006
Pinky Winters and her longtime musical
associate, pianist-arranger Bob Florence, 
will be performing a tribute to the great
jazz composer Johnny Mandel on
Wednesday July 19th at the Gardenia
Restaurant and Lounge, 7066 Santa
Monica Blvd., West Hollywood, CA.
Showtime is 9 pm, one show only.
Cover charge $15.00, and a 2-drink
minimum. Minimum is waived with
dinner reservation.
Phone (323) 467-7444.
Dinner served from 7 p.m.
Reservations are highly recommended.
The evening is a record release party
for Pinky's new Mandel Songbook CD,
The Shadow of Your Smile.
Copies will be for sale.
~~~

Saturday May 27, 2006

Pinky will be making a return appearance
at the popular Back Room at Henri's
21601 Sherman Way, Canoga Park, CA
From 8pm - 12 am
once again with the John Hammond Trio.
w/ Jim Hughart, bass; Kendall Kaye, drums
phone  818 348 5582.


This News Item just in to our
Post-Bop news room:

"In the May issue of the prestigious
Japanese jazz magazine, "Swing Journal,"
The Shadow of Your Smile: Pinky Winters
Sings Johnny Mandel. . .with Lou Levy rests
very nicely at number 13 slot on the
jazz vocal chart."

Also: Pinky will commence a
three-city (Nagoya, Osaka, Tokyo) tour
of Japan on November 27th, 2006.  
Exact dates to be announced. She is
expected to be accompanied on piano
by one of that country's top players, also TBA.
(Note: December dates being added in Japan
including some big band appearances TBA)

Tuesday, March 14, 2006

4 Points Sheraton (near LAX)
9750 Airport BL
Los Angeles, CA
310-645-4600, ext. 7170
with Karen Hamack, piano
and Jim Hughart, bass

7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
no cover, no minimum, validated parking

~~~
By December Pinky will have had three CDs
released in Japan this year: a first time CD issue
of her 1958 Argo album "The Lonely One,"
a reissue, with bonus track, of her 2002 CD
with Richard Rodney Bennett, "Rain Sometimes"
and a first time release of her 1983 "live"
concert tribute to Johnny Mandel, with pianist
Lou Levy and bassist Bill Takas. That CD will
also include a bonus track of Pinky
accompanied by Levy and Johnny Mandel 
singing the Bergman-Bergman-Mandel song
"Take Me Home" AND, most auspiciously,
she has been invited to Nihon next year to perform
at the 25th Anniversay celebration of the
Frank Sinatra Society of Japan. 2005 has been
a banner year for Pinky Winters in Japan!

~~~
The U.S. edition of Pinky's most recent CD,
Rain Sometimes, is now out-of-print, but
the good news is that it is now available in
a Japanese import, released 8/24/05, with
a great looking cardboard LP facsimile
sleeve, new notes, in Japanese, by jazz critic
Keizo Takada and with: A bonus
Winters/Bennett track, "The Lamp is Low,"

which was not available on the U.S. edition.
Available through CDBaby.com and Amazon.com


Dates from 2005:

Saturday January 8, 2005

Pinky will be making a return appearance
at the popular Back Room at Henri's
21601 Sherman Way, Canoga Park, CA
From 8pm - 12 am
once again with the John Hammond Trio.
phone  818 348 5582.

Thursday, February 10, 2005
with the Jane Getz Trio
6:00-10:00 p.m.
at the
Crowne Plaza
Los Angeles Airport Hotel
5985 W. Century Blvd., L.A.

Jazz Info: 310-258-1333

No Cover--$10.00 minimum
Validated Parking


Dates from 2004:

Tuesday, February 17, 2004

Pinky, along with Ron Anthony on guitar and Bob Maize
on bass, will be appearing at the Four Points Airport
Sheraton on Tuesday, February 17 from 7 till 11 pm.
9750 Airport Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90045.
310 649 7024. No cover/no minimum/validated parking.

Saturday, March 6, 2004
Pinky will be appearing Saturday, March 6 at Fitzgerald's,
located in the Woodland Hills Hilton. 6360 Canoga Av,
Woodland Hills, CA. 818 595 1000.
The first set begins at 8 pm. She will be accompanied by
John Hammond, piano;  Jim Hughart, bass;  and
Ralph Penland, drums. For further info:
http://www.jazzatfitzgeralds.com/

Saturday, April 17, 2004
Pinky will be making a return appearance
Saturday, April 17 at Fitzgerald's,
located in the Woodland Hills Hilton. 6360 Canoga Av,
Woodland Hills, CA. 818 595 1000.
The first set begins at 8 pm. She will be accompanied by 
John Hammond, piano;  Jim Hughart, bass;  and
Ralph Penland, drums. For further info:
http://www.jazzatfitzgeralds.com/


Saturday, July 10, 2004
Pinky will be appearing at a new club:
The Back Room at Henri's
21601 Sherman Way
Canoga Park, CA
From 8p - 12 am
with the John Hammond Trio.
phone  818 348 5582

Sunday, August 1, 2004
Pinky will be appearing at Vibrato, on Sunday, August 1 from 6:30 to 10:30 pm. She will be accompanied by Tom Garvin, piano; Pat Senatore, bass; and drums TBA. This elegant new L.A. restaurant / club is located in Bel Air at 2930 Beverly Glen Circle.
No cover, no minimum.
Phone 310 474 9400.


Friday, November 19, 2004
Los Angeles County Museum Of Art
--in the central courtyard--
5905 Wilshire Blvd.
(between Fairfax & LaBrea, East of Ogden Drive)
Los Angeles, California
Information: 323-857-6000

Pinky Winters, vocals
Tom Garvin, piano
Pete Christlieb, saxophone
Bob Maize, bass
Ralph Penland, drums

5:30-8:30 p.m.
FREE!!!!!!

Pinky's CD, "Rain Sometimes," is now being stocked by
the three major indie record outlets in the L.A. area:
Rhino, Amoeba, and Aron's. In addition to good national
airplay, it can also be heard regularly on at least three
prime local radio outlets: KCRW-FM, KKJZ-FM, AND
KABC-AM. Doug McIntire, the nightly 1-5 talk show
host on KABC, will soon have Pinky as in-studio "live"
musical guest. The program can be heard on the internet;
when a date is announced it will be posted here.



Read JazzReview.com's Concert Review:
"Pinky Winters Swinging Cooly In California"
by John Gilbert



Dates from 2003:

Tuesday, January 28, 2003 found Ms. Winters
at the Four Points Sheraton in LA with Ron Anthony
on guitar and Bob Maize on bass!


Saturday, February 22, 2003
Pinky Winters and Richard Rodney Bennett performed
at an Epilepsy and Brain Surgery benefit concert at the home
of Dr. Jim and Sheila Ferendelli in Houston, Texas.


Tuesday, April 22, 2003

4 Points Sheraton (near LAX)
9750 Airport BL
Los Angeles, CA
310-645-4600, X7170

with Tom Garvin, piano
and Bob Maize, bass



Saturday, May 24, 2003
Michael D's Santa Rosa Cafe
5800 Santa Rosa RD
Camarillo, CA 93012
805-383-8990

with Tom Garvin, piano
Chris Colangelo, bass
Kendall Kay, drums



Saturday, June 28, 2003
Catch Pinky at a new jazz venue
in the L.A. area:
Berri's, 8415 Pershing Dr.
(@ Manchester) in Playa del Rey...
7-11 p.m.
phone: 310-823-6658, with
Tom Garvin on piano, and Bob Maize on bass.



Tuesday, July 15, 2003

4 Points Sheraton LAX
9750 Airport Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA
310-645-4600, ext. 7170
Tom Garvin, piano
Bob Maize, bass



Saturday, July 19, 2003
Pinky made an appearance on Doug McIntye's
radio show on Saturday, July 19th, 2003.
http://kabc.com/home.asp . She sang live, and
played a few cuts from her albums.
Thanks, Doug M!


Saturday, August 2, 2003
Catch Pinky at a new jazz venue
in the L.A. area:
Berri's, 8415 Pershing Dr.
(@ Manchester) in Playa del Rey...
7-11 p.m.
phone: 310-823-6658, with
Tom Garvin on piano, and Bob Maize on bass.



Wednesday, October 8, 2003
at St. Peter's Church
NYC, NY
with Richard Rodney Bennett.

Thursday, October 9, 2003
Pinky will participate in a
concert at Lincoln Center celebrating the
CENTENARY
of Vernon Duke.

Saturday, Oct. 11
and Sunday, Oct. 12, 2003
at Mama Rose's in downtown New York City.
(219 Second Avenue - a brand new venue!)
with Richard Rodney Bennett at 4:00 p.m.

Tuesday, October 28, 2003
4 Points Sheraton (near LAX)
9750 Airport BL
Los Angeles, CA
310 649 7024
with Ron Anthony, guitar
and Bob Maize, bass
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
no cover, no minimum, validated parking



Friday, December 12, 2003

Los Angeles Museum of Art
with Tom Garvin, piano


News from 2002 (click here):