Saxophonist Victor Goines Headlines Emory Jazz Fest

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January 8, 2013

Saxophonist Victor Goines brings his New Orleans style to the Emory Jazz Fest, Feb. 8-9. Joining Goines will be the Gary Motley Trio: pianist Gary Motley, Emory University¿s Director of Jazz Studies, bassist Rodney Whitaker and drummer Terreon Gully.

Goines and the Gary Motley Trio perform Feb. 8 in a ticketed concert. On Feb. 9, the Emory Big Band and the Emory University Symphony Orchestra join Goines and the Trio in a free concert. They will perform lively big band tunes as well as an original work by Motley, in honor of the Schwartz Center¿s tenth anniversary.

Saxophonist, clarinetist and composer, Goines is one of the most respected, and multi-faceted musicians in the jazz world today. He has been a member of the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra and the Wynton Marsalis Septet since 1993, touring throughout the world. His recording credits are extensive; and he has collaborated with many noted jazz and popular artists such as Eric Clapton, Bo Diddley, Bob Dylan, Dizzy Gillespie, B.B. King, Lenny Kravitz, Branford Marsalis, Ellis Marsalis, Willie Nelson, Dianne Reeves, Stevie Wonder, Paul Simon and many more.  Read his complete bio.

The 2013 Emory Jazz Fest is Feb. 8-9 at the Schwartz Center for Performing Arts. Tickets for the Feb. 8 show with Goines are $20. The Big Band Night on Sat., Feb. 9 is free. On Thurs. Feb. 7, free public events include an improv class with Rodney Whitaker and Terreon Gully at 10 a.m. and a master class with Victor Goines at 2:30 p.m. Details at


Celebrating 10 years, the Donna and Marvin Schwartz Center for Performing Arts is a place where teaching, learning, and performance merge to create a vital arts presence for the entire community.