World-renowned Artist to Perform at Scranton

Oct 31, 2012

The University of Scranton Jazz Band, with guest artist Victor Goines, will perform in concert on Sunday, Nov. 11, at 7:30 p.m. in the Houlihan-McLean Center, Mulberry Street at Jefferson Avenue. The concert is free of charge and open to the public. Doors will open at 6:45 p.m.

Goines is one of the world’s most renowned jazz saxophonists and clarinetists. He has released eight solo CDs, in addition to his more than 25 recorded releases with the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra and the Wynton Marsalis Septet, and hundreds of other recordings as a sideman.

Goines has recorded and performed with a wide variety of artists including Wynton Marsalis, Ellis Marsalis, Branford Marsalis, Marcus Roberts, Dizzy Gillespie, Chick Corea, Ahmad Jamal, Jimmy Heath, Seiji Ozawa, Wycliffe Gordon, Eric Clapton, B.B. King, Bobby McFerrin, James Moody, Willie Nelson, Bob Dylan, Ray Charles, Lenny Kravitz, Eric Reed, Ruth Brown, Bo Diddley, Freddie Hubbard, Paul Simon, Terence Blanchard, Linda Ronstadt, Aaron Neville, and many others.

A member of the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra and the Wynton Marsalis Septet since 1993, Goines continues to tour nationally and internationally with those ensembles, and also as a solo artist and with his own quartet.

Throughout his career, Goines has been deeply committed to the field of jazz education. He is director of jazz studies and professor of music at Northwestern University in Evanston, Ill., a position he has held for five years. Prior to that appointment, he was the artistic director of the jazz program at The Juilliard School for seven years, and a faculty member in jazz clarinet and saxophone. During his tenure at Juilliard, the department expanded from a collaborative program with Jazz at Lincoln Center to include a Bachelor of Music, Master of Music and Artist diploma to its curriculum. He also serves as an education consultant to Jazz at Lincoln Center, and has conducted masterclasses and workshops throughout the world.

For more information on the Nov. 11 concert, email The University of Scranton Performance Music at or call (570) 941-7624.

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