Victor Goines

Victor Goines

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Victor Goines serves as Artistic Advisor to Midwest Young Artists’ Jazz Program, and also conducts sectional rehearsals and master classes for MYA. Mr. Goines is widely recognized as one of the most engaging and versatile performers, composers, collaborators and educators in music today. Drawing from his New Orleans roots, his extraordinary career includes performances throughout the world earning acclaim from audiences, critics, students and colleagues.

Deeply committed to the field of jazz education, Mr. Goines is Artistic Director for Northwestern University’s Jazz Studies program and Education Consultant for Jazz at Lincoln Center. Victor has conducted master classes, clinics, workshops, lectures and lessons for The Denver School of the Arts, John Schreiber Group, Greater New Orleans Suzuki Foundation, Cornell University, the Columbus Youth Jazz Ensemble, The University of Scranton and numerous performing arts centers while touring with the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra. His education posts have included Professor of Jazz Saxophone/Woodwinds and Jazz Studies at Florida A&M University, Adjunct Professor at Xavier University, and a member of the faculties of Loyola University and the University of New Orleans.

A member of the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra since 1993, Mr. Goines also has an active solo career performing and recording with The Victor Goines Quartet. In addition to his solo releases, he has performed and collaborated with artists such as Wynton Marsalis, Ellis Marsalis, The Wynton Marsalis Septet, The Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra, Marcus Roberts and the Academy of Ascension, The Smithsonian Masterworks Orchestra, The Wycliffe Gordon Quintet, The Herlin Riley Quintet, Terence Blanchard, Ruth Brown, Dizzy Gillespie, Lionel Hampton, and a host of other renowned musicians and ensembles.