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Victor Goines has played the clarinet since the age of eight and continued his studies with Carl Blouin, Sr., who introduced him to the saxophone at St. Augustine High School. In 1980, he entered Loyola University in New Orleans where he studied clarinet and saxophone, receiving a Bachelor of Music Education Degree in 1984.

As Mr. Goines' interest in jazz increased, he contacted Ellis Marsalis in 1983 to take private lessons. Eight months later, Mr. Marsalis selected Mr. Goines to play saxophone as a member of his quartet. Mr. Goines left New Orleans in 1987 to pursue his graduate studies at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia, receiving his Master of Music Degree in 1990.

During time off, Mr. Goines traveled to New York City to perform. While living there, he worked with Ruth Brown, Lionel Hampton, Bobby Watson, Jack McDuff, and others. He also joined the orchestra of the Broadway musical Black and Blue, where he played alto, tenor, and baritone saxophones, and clarinet. In 1991, after his return to New Orleans, Mr. Goines won both the New Orleans City-Wide Jazz Saxophone Competition and the Best of New Orleans Jazz competition. Later that year he was selected to compete in the Thelonious Monk International Jazz Saxophone Competition, outperforming nearly 300 musicians from around the world to make it to the semifinals.

Mr. Goines released his first recording in 1992 entitled Genesis (AFO Records). His second recording entitled Joe's Blues was released March, 1998 ( Rosemary Joseph Records) and his third entitled To Those We Love So Dearly was released August, 1999 (Rosemary Joseph Records). He has also recorded with Wynton Marsalis (Pulitzer Prize Recipient) on Blood On The Fields (Columbia Records, 1997), Joe Cool's Blues (Columbia Records, 1995), Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra on Big Band Treasures Live (Smithsonian Institution, 1996), Ellis Marsalis on The New Orleans Music: Vocal Jazz (Rounder Records, 1985), Marcus Roberts on Portraits In Blue (Sony Classical, 1996 - nominated for 1996 Grammy - Best Large Ensemble Performance) and Swing Into Christmas (Columbia Records, 1995), the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra on They Came To Swing (Columbia Records, 1994) and Live In Swing City (Columbia Records, 1999), Donald Harrison on Modern Brass Band, Damon Short on The Penguin Shuffle (Blue Room Records, 1986), Germaine Bazzle on Standing Ovation (AFO Records, 1993), Ruth Brown on Fine And Mellow (Fantasy Records, 1992), The George French Trio on See What I'm Sayin' (Lou Nat Records), Marlon Jordan on Marlon's Mode (Arabesque Records, 1997), Contemporary Arts Center Jazz Orchestra, conducted by David Torkanowsky, on Mood Indigo featuring Johnny Adams, Germaine Bazzle and George French (Rounder Records, 1997), Don Vappie and the Creole Jazz Serenaders on Creole Blues (Vappielle Records, 1997), Ruth Brown on R + B = Ruth Brown (Bullseye Blues, 1997), Jump Start And Jazz - Two Ballets by Wynton Marsalis (Sony Classical, 1997), Edward Anderson on Fertile Crescent (AFO Records, 1998), Irma Thomas, Marcia Ball and Tracy Nelson on Sing It! (Rounder Records, 1998), among others.

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Wycliffe Gordon: What You Dealin' With?

Read "Wycliffe Gordon: What You Dealin' With?" reviewed by C. Andrew Hovan


Privy to the entire history of jazz trombone via the technological age in which we live, Wycliffe Gordon seems to have utilized this information in such a way that his own playing displays elements from various periods and a technical competence that is indeed remarkable. “I was most familiar, at first, with guys who played with Louis Armstrong, namely Trummy Young or Kid Ory and later on Jack Teagarden," says Gordon about the early years in his development. “Later I ...

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Glenn Close & Ted Nash: Transformation

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Transformation is a multi-disciplinary work from saxophonist/composer Ted Nash, and iconic actress Glenn Close, exploring the multi-faceted and abstract theme of transformation. The works included examine the theme from both universal and individual conceptions. Music and literature at its best is clearly transformative for anyone experiencing it. Transformation is by essence, the highest and most illuminating expression of change. Nash embraced the project by creating a colorful and illustrative collection of pieces, embracing Close's curated literary selections recited by the ...

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Glenn Close/Ted Nash: Transformation

Read "Transformation" reviewed by Jack Bowers


When confronted by an album whose tracks include the names “Creation" (Parts 1 and 2), “Preludes for Memnon," “Wisdom of the Humanities" and “Reaching the Tropopause," among others, one braces for whatever may transpire, buoyed by the thought that with Glenn Close, Ted Nash and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra on board, how displeasing could it be? The verdict: not at all displeasing—but it must be appraised on its own terms, as a series of philosophical and hopefully transformative ...

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Kenny Washington: What's The Hurry

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Despite what many may think, there's no prescribed timeline for firsts and career milestones. Some artists decide to initially take the reins to record when they're 18. Others only get around to doing it when they're 80. The bottom line: The right time is the right time, and nobody should worry about getting there before they're ready. What's the hurry? Feeding into that line of thinking is the debut studio date from veteran vocalist Kenny Washington. A ...

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The Victor Goines Quartet at South On Main in Little Rock

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The Victor Goines Quartet 2015-2016 Oxford American Jazz Series Little Rock, AR January 21, 2016 “Squarely in the Tradition..." The downtown Little Rock restaurant and performance space, South on Main, is the place where the Oxford American [A Magazine of the South] goes 'from the page to the stage.' The venue closed the 2015 Oxford American Concert Series with a spirited folk romp by The Indigo Girls, and inaugurates the magazine's 2016 Jazz ...

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Victor Goines: Liquid And Fire

Read "Victor Goines: Liquid And Fire" reviewed by Jason Crane


Saxophonist and clarinetist Victor Goines has been a key planet in the orbit of Wynton Marsalis for more than a decade. He played on the seminal Marsalis album Live At The Village Vanguard (Columbia, 1999) within a week of joining the band, and he's continued to appear with Marsalis and with the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra ever since. Goines recorded New Adventures (Criss Cross, 2006) in 2005.

All About Jazz contributor Jason Crane talked with ...

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The Jazz Session

Victor Goines: In The Tradition

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On the new episode of The Jazz Session, Jason Crane interviews saxophone and clarinetist Victor Goines. Goines has made quite a name for himself with such seminal groups as the Wynton Marsalis Septet and the Jazz At Lincoln Center Orchestra. In addition to touring the world with the those bands, he's also an accomplished leader in his own right, and the director of the jazz program at Juilliard in New York. Goines has a new CD called New Adventures (Criss ...

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Jazz this week: Bruce Barth, Erin Bode, Victor Goines, Lynne Fiddmont, and more

Jazz this week: Bruce Barth, Erin Bode, Victor Goines, Lynne Fiddmont, and more

Source: St. Louis Jazz Notes by Dean Minderman

With some relatively mild weather in the forecast and a nice variety of performances happening over the next several days, the weekend leading up to Valentine's Day should be a good time for jazz lovers in St. Louis. Let's go to the highlights... Wednesday, February 8 Pianist Bruce Barth returns for the first of two nights at Jazz at the Bistro, leading a trio with bassist Dave Baron and St. Louis' own Montez Coleman on drums. Barth is a jazz ...

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Jazz This Week: Wadada Leo Smith's Golden Quartet, Victor Goines, Trio Tres Bien, and More

Jazz This Week: Wadada Leo Smith's Golden Quartet, Victor Goines, Trio Tres Bien, and More

Source: St. Louis Jazz Notes by Dean Minderman

It's another busy weekend for jazz and creative music in St. Louis, with a variety of styles, from traditional to experimental, on offer from both touring and local performers. Let's go to the highlights: Cabaret St. Louis continues their fall season this week with singer Valerie Lemon, who will perform her show spotlighting the music of Marvin Hamlisch nightly through Saturday at the Kranzberg Arts Center. On Thursday, the Jazz at Holmes series at Washington University presents a tribute to ...

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Metrotix, Sheldon Offer Two-for-One Discount on Tickets to Victor Goines

Metrotix, Sheldon Offer Two-for-One Discount on Tickets to Victor Goines

Source: St. Louis Jazz Notes by Dean Minderman

The Sheldon Concert Hall and Metrotix are offering a two-for-one discount on tickets for the concert by saxophonist Victor Goines (pictured) this Saturday, November 14 at the Sheldon. Billed as “The Two Sides of Sonny," the concert will feature Goines' tribute to the music of saxophonists Sonny Rollins and Sonny Stitt. Regular ticket prices are $40 and $35, but online purchasers who use the promo code can buy one ticket and get a second ticket free. To access the offer, ...

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Education

Saxquest to Present Free Master Classes with Eric Mandat, Dick Oatts, Jeff Coffin and Victor Goines

Saxquest to Present Free Master Classes with Eric Mandat, Dick Oatts, Jeff Coffin and Victor Goines

Source: St. Louis Jazz Notes by Dean Minderman

The St. Louis woodwind sales and repair shop Saxquest will host a free recital and master class featuring clarinetist Eric Mandat at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, October 2. Mandat (pictured) will perform solo works with piano for about an hour, then give a master class for an hour. Consider a leading composer and performer of contemporary clarinet music, Mandat is known for his use of extended techniques, such as multiphonics and microtones. His composing is focused on solo and chamber works ...

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Victor Goines Follows Jazz Wherever It Leads Him

Victor Goines Follows Jazz Wherever It Leads Him

Source: Michael Ricci

Victor Goines, saxophonist and clarinetist, and Wynton Marsalis, composer, trumpeter and music director of the Jazz At Lincoln Center Orchestra, have known each since they attended Martinez Kindergarten in New Orleans. While Marsalis lived in Kenner and Goines lived in the city, the young musicians nevertheless kept crossing paths, drawn together in honor bands and all-state orchestras. As a teen, Goines attended St. Augustine High School, but frequently visited the New Orleans Center for the Creative Arts, where Marsalis was ...

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Victor Goines - Duke Ellington Society Spring Concert - April 9th

Victor Goines - Duke Ellington Society Spring Concert - April 9th

Source: All About Jazz

The Duke Ellington Society (TDES, Inc.) Celebrating the music of Duke Ellington presents: The Victor L. Goines Quartet performing Treats from Duke's Suites Wednesday, April 9, 2008 at 8:00 PM Saint Peter's Church (54th St. & Lexington Ave.) Victor L. Goines, saxophones and clarinet Aaron Diehl, piano Carlos Henriques, bass Marion Felder, drums Victor L. Goines, one of ...

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Interview

Reedman Victor Goines Interviewed at AAJ

Reedman Victor Goines Interviewed at AAJ

Source: All About Jazz

Saxophonist and clarinetist Victor Goines has been a key planet in the orbit of Wynton Marsalis for more than a decade. He played on the seminal Marsalis album Live At The Village Vanguard (Columbia, 1999) within a week of joining the band, and he's continued to appear with Marsalis and with the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra ever since. Goines recorded New Adventures (Criss Cross, 2006) in 2005.

All About Jazz contributor Jason Crane talked with Goines in the spring ...

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The Jazz Session: Victor Goines

The Jazz Session: Victor Goines

Source: All About Jazz

On the new episode of The Jazz Session, Jason Crane interviews saxophone and clarinet player Victor Goines. Goines has made quite a name for himself with such seminal groups as the Wynton Marsalis Septet and the Jazz At Lincoln Center Orchestra. In addition to touring the world with the those bands, he's also an accomplished leader in his own right, and the director of the jazz program at Juilliard in New York. Goines has a new CD called New Adventures ...

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Victor Goines performs August 18 & 19 at Snug Harbor

Victor Goines performs August 18 & 19 at Snug Harbor

Source: All About Jazz

Victor Goines Quartet with Leon Anderson, Jr., drums; David Pulphus, bass; David Torkanowsky, piano

Friday, August 18 8 PM and 10 PM Saturday, August 19 8 PM and 10 PM

Snug Harbor Jazz Bistro 626 Frenchmen Street New Orleans

www.snugjazz.com ph: 504.949.0696

Doors open at 7:00. Sets at 8PM and 10 PM. Cover charge required at the door.

“Coming home [to New Orleans] to perform is ...

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Victor Goines performs at Churchill Grounds, August 4 and 5th

Victor Goines performs at Churchill Grounds, August 4 and 5th

Source: All About Jazz

Victor Goines Quartet featuring Gary Motley, piano; Leon Anderson, Jr., drums and Rodney Jordan, bass Friday, August 4 - 8:30 PM and 10:30 PM Saturday, August 5 - 8:30 PM and 10:30 PM Churchill Grounds Jazz Cafe 660 Peachtree Street, NE Atlanta, GA 30308 404.876.3030 $15 cover charge/doors open at 8PM A member of the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra (formally known as the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra) ...

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