This Day in History: 2011-02-24

Jens Winther, Danish trumpeter, composer and bandleader, soloist and composer with the Danish Radio Big Band, moved to NYC to join the Jazz Composer’s Workshop, in-demand freelancer, composer of two trumpet concerti, founder of the JW European Quintet, the JW Electrazz and the JW Berlin Quintet, winner of many awards, died in his sleep at age 50 in Geneva Switzerland.