Jason Winikoff is an ethnomusicologist, drummer, percussionist, and educator. Though he has been based out of Vancouver since 2018, he hails from the
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Jason Winikoff is an ethnomusicologist, drummer, percussionist, and educator. Though he has been based out of Vancouver since 2018, he hails from the US. The perpetual student, Winikoff has spent extensive time in New Orleans and Zambia studying the deep drumming traditions intricately tied to those cultures. He studied under Jesse McBridge, Geoff Clapp, and Jim Markway at Tulane University in New Orleans. In 2018 he earned his MA in ethnomusicology from Tufts University where he was mentored by preeminent African musicologist David Locke. Winikoff is now pursuing his Ph.D. in ethnomusicology at UBC. He is a firm believer in music’s ability to respond to, influence, and reflect culture. His Crescent Quartet plays music from various points of New Orleans’ rich history. The quartet contends that New Olreanian music is not (and has never been) just one thing. As such, a Crescent Quartet show features traditional BAM, Silverbook classics, modern compositions, arrangements made famous by New Orleanians, and songs inspired by the Crescent City. The group boasts a revolving door of Vancouver’s best jazz musicians, ensuring that every show will bring something new.