‘Right now, Norma is at the peak of her form... there is no jazz singer in the country to touch her’
Alyn Shipton, The Times, London.
Norma Winstone began singing in bands around Dagenham in the early 1960s, before joining Michael
Garrick’s band in 1968. Since then, she has worked with many European musicians and visiting Americans,
as well as with most of her peers in British jazz, including John Surman, Michael Gibbs, Mike Westbrook and
John Taylor. Currently, Norma works with Nikki in The Printmakers together with Mike Walker-guitar, Mark
Lockheart-saxophones, Steve Watts-bass and James Maddren-drums, and in her trio with Klaus Gesing-
soprano sax/bass clarinet and Glauco Venier-piano. Norma continues in the forefront of British jazz and was
nominated again in the 2007 and 2008 BBC Jazz Awards for Best Vocalist. Norma has made many albums,
several of which deserve to be called ‘Classics’. She was awarded an MBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours
List in 2007.