Victor Goines

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Victor Goines
Birth nameVictor Louis Goines
Born (1961-08-06) August 6, 1961 (age 59)
New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.
GenresJazz, avant-garde, big band, dixieland
Occupation(s)Musician, composer, educator
InstrumentsSaxophone, clarinet
Years active1980–present
LabelsAFO, Criss Cross, Rosemary Joseph
Associated actsWynton Marsalis, Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra

Victor Goines (born August 6, 1961) is a jazz saxophonist and clarinetist. From 2000 to 2007, he was director of the jazz program at Juilliard. 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 (1993), Night Falls on Manhattan (1997), and Rosewood (1997). 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]


As sideman[edit]

With Wynton Marsalis

  • Big Train (Columbia/Sony Classical, 1999)


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