Victor Goines

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Victor Goines
Birth name Victor Louis Goines
Born (1961-08-06) August 6, 1961 (age 56)
New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.
Genres Jazz, avant-garde, big band, dixieland
Occupation(s) Musician, composer, educator
Instruments Saxophone, clarinet
Years active 1980–present
Labels AFO, Criss Cross, Rosemary Joseph
Associated acts Wynton Marsalis, Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra

Victor Goines (born 1961 in New Orleans, Louisiana) is a jazz saxophonist and clarinetist. From 2000–2007, he was director of the jazz program at Julliard. He has been a member of Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra and the Wynton Marsalis Septet since 1993. Goines has served as the director of jazz studies and professor for the Bienen School of Music at Northwestern University since 2008.

Goines has collaborated with Terence Blanchard, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Ruth Brown, Ray Charles, Bo Diddley, Bob Dylan, Dizzy Gillespie, Freddie Green, Lionel Hampton, Freddie Hubbard, B.B. King, Lenny Kravitz, Branford Marsalis, Ellis Marsalis, James Moody, Dianne Reeves, Marcus Roberts, Diana Ross, Eric Clapton, Wycliffe Gordon, and Stevie Wonder.

He has performed on more than 20 recordings, including the soundtracks for three Ken Burns documentaries and the films Undercover Blues, When Night Falls on Manhattan, and Rosewood. He has composed more than 75 original works, including Jazz at Lincoln Center and ASCAP commissions.

He has also served on the faculties of Florida A&M University, University of New Orleans, Loyola University of New Orleans, and Xavier University of Louisiana. Goines is an artist for Buffet Crampon and Vandoren.[1]


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