Victor Goines Quartet with special guest Don Vappie

Sunday, September 25, 6:00-7:00pm

Wagner Stage

“Well on his way to legend-hood,” VICTOR GOINES is an educator, composer, arranger, bandleader, clarinetist, saxophonist, all round musical talent, and twenty-four year veteran of Wynton Marsalis’s Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra (JLCO). Victor moved to the Midwest in late 2007 when he accepted the leadership of the Jazz Studies Department and a Music Professorship at Northwestern University, leaving Juilliard and New York for a new challenge. Maintaining a grueling schedule teaching while performing with his own groups, commuting to New York for performances with JLCO, and touring with LCO nationally and internationally, Victor sets the standard for musical excellence and commitment to jazz audiences. As a bandleader, Victor has nine recordings, including his recently released A Dance at the Mardi Gras Ball. As a composer, Victor has more than 100 original works to his credit, including works for Jazz at Lincoln Center, the ASCAP Foundation, Columbia College Chicago, and The Juilliard School’s Dance Division. He has performed with such artists as Terence Blanchard, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Ray Charles, Eric Clapton, Dizzy Gillespie, Lionel Hampton, Freddie Hubbard, B.B. King, James Moody, Chick Corea, Ahmad Jamal, Jimmy Heath, Benny Golson, Joe Henderson, and Shirley Horn. Howard Reich has praised the “purling lyricism of Goines' clarinet playing, the sweetness of his tone and the tautly focused nature of his vibrato [which] recall the work of master Sidney Bechet, but earlier Crescent City reedists, as well.”  

From the Crescent City and joining Victor’s Quartet as a special guest is bassist, guitarist, vocalist, and virtuosic banjo player, DON VAPPIE, starof the PBS documentary American Creole: New Orleans Reunion and leader of the Creole Jazz Serenaders. In his 43 year career Don has performed with Peggy Lee, Joel Gray, Carol Channing, Danny Barker, Wynton Marsalis, Otis Taylor, Terence Blanchard, Johnny Adams, Eric Clapton, Cheick Hamala Diabate, Bassekou Kouyate (both of Mali), Demma DIa of Senegal, Bette Midler, Ellis Marsalis, Diana Krall and many more. Victor, on saxes and clarinet, and Don are joined by JULIUS TUCKER, piano; EMMA DAYHUFF, bass; and GREG ARTRY, drums.

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