Happy Birthday Steve Winwood | Lugano Jazz 2013

Today marks Steve Winwood’s 66th birthday and we’re glad the legendary multi-instrumentalist is still going strong. Steve will soon embark on a June tour and will be Widespread Panic’s guest at this September’s Lockn’ Festival. Winwood was a member of iconic groups Traffic and Blind Faith as well as of the Spencer Davis Group. More recently Winwood has focused on his solo career with the exception of a few tours with Eric Clapton.

To celebrate Steve’s birthday we want to share phenomenal pro-shot video of Winwood’s set at last year’s Estival Lugano Jazz festival in Switzerland. Winwood and his talented ensemble work through material from nearly every phase of his incredible career. We especially dig the takes on “Low Spark Of High Heeled Boys” and “Light Up Or Leave Me Alone” from the 11-song set. Check it out:

Steve Winwood: Hammond,g,voc
Paul Booth:s,fl,voc
Richard Bailey: dr
Cafe DaSilva: perc
Jose Neto:g

01 Rainmaker
02 I’m a Man
03 Fly
04 Can’t Find My Way Home
05 Had To Cry Today
06 Low Spark of High Heeled Boys
07 Light Up or Leave Me Alone
08 Higher Love
09 Keep On Running
10 Dear Mr. Fantasy
11 Gimme Some Lovin