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Victor Goines

Clarinet | Jazz

Victor Goines, clarinet, is a member of the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra, Education Consultant for Jazz at Lincoln Center, and Director of Juilliard’s Jazz Studies Program. He was born and raised in New Orleans, where he began studying clarinet at the age of eight. Mr. Goines received a Bachelor of Music Education degree from Loyola University in New Orleans in 1984, and a Master of Music degree from Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia in 1990. He toured with the Ellis Marsalis Quartet before joining the orchestra of the Broadway musical Black and Blue. In 1993 he toured as a member of the Wynton Marsalis Septet until joining the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra the following year. In addition to performing, Mr. Goines is committed to his work in jazz education, and became an Education Consultant for Jazz at Lincoln Center in 1998. Previously he had been assistant professor of Jazz Saxophone/Woodwinds and Jazz Studies at Florida A & M University, and has conducted clinics and workshops for the Greater New Orleans Suzuki Foundation, Cornell University, and the Columbus Youth Jazz Ensemble. Mr. Goines has recorded or performed with Lionel Hampton, Terence Blanchard, James Moody, and Dianne Reeves, among others. He has released three albums as a bandleader, To Those We Love So Dearly (1999), Joe’s Blues (1998), and Genesis (1991).

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