Poetics of Aging

Song and Music

Faith Winthrop

Faith Winthrop
“The many attitudes toward the process of aging may include acceptance, delight, denial, despair and abject terror. Having worked through many of these transitions myself, I am grateful to be my age and have the ability to share wonderful songs and sentiments.”

Faith Winthrop is a Bay Area treasure celebrating 80 years of life in song as both an international singer/songwriter and a leading specialist in vocal technique and performance skills. Faith was the founding director of Glide Memorial’s now-famed ensemble and a faculty member at the SF Conservatory of Music. She continues to teach at The Jazzschool and Mills College and in her home studio. She has coached many acclaimed artists, including Ben Vereen, Al Jarreau, Holly Near and Paula West, as well as countless aspiring singers. Her interest in songs related to aging has inspired her new show to premier at San Francisco’s Razz Room in November. You can find out more about Faith by visiting her website: www.faithwinthrop.com


Gaea Yudron

Gaea YudronGaea Yudron, Director of Sage’s Play, is a best-selling author (Growing and Using the Healing Herbs, Gaea Weiss), healing arts practitioner and performing artist.

Listen to clips from A New Wrinkle: Baba Yaga’s Raga; Are You Gonna Take it with You to the Grave?; Passing for Young; Sex after Sixty.


Spirit of ’29

Spirit of '29 Dixieland JazzFor nearly three decades the Spirit of ’29 has been pleasing audiences with its hot brand of exhuberant Dixieland Jazz. Folks of all ages clap their hands, tap their feet and get up and dance.