Victor Goines to Perform with the NYYS Jazz Band at Lincoln Center
Saxophonist and clarinetist Victor Goines joins director Andy Clausen and the New York Youth Symphony Jazz Band for its season finale on Sunday, May 7th at the Appel Room at Jazz at Lincoln Center at 3:30pm.
The program traces Mr. Goines' New Orleans roots through his present work as a member of the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra. The concert will also feature music by Jelly Roll Morton, Duke Ellington, Mary Lou Williams as well as Mr. Goines' own Untamed Elegance Suite, a collection of new compositions inspired by the roaring twenties. A world premiere of First Music competition winner Remy Le Boeuf's Sibbian will round out the performance.
Victor Goines is a native of New Orleans, Louisiana. He has been a member of the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra and the Wynton Marsalis Septet since 1993, touring throughout the world and recording more than 20 albums. As a leader, Mr. Goines has recorded seven albums including his most recent release Twilight (2012) on Rosemary Joseph Records. A gifted composer, Mr. Goines has more than 50 original works to his credit. He has recorded and/or performed with many noted jazz and popular artists including Ahmad Jamal, Ruth Brown, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Ray Charles, Bob Dylan, Dizzy Gillespie, Lenny Kravitz, Branford Marsalis, Ellis Marsalis, Dianne Reeves, Willie Nelson, Marcus Roberts, Diana Ross, Stevie Wonder, and a host of others. Currently, he is the director of jazz studies/professor of music at Northwestern University. He received a bachelor of music degree from Loyola University in New Orleans in 1984, and a master of music degree from Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond in 1990.
Andy Clausen is a New York-based composer, trombonist, bandleader, and graduate of The Juilliard School. He has performed with Wynton Marsalis, Ron Carter, Benny Golson, Frank Wess, Gerald Wilson, Kurt Elling, The After Midnight Orchestra, Joe Lovano, Bill Frisell, Jason Moran, Dave Douglas, Wayne Horvitz, Andrew D'angelo, John Zorn, The American Brass Quintet, Feist, and My Brightest Diamond. The New York Times has described his work as "sleek, dynamic large-group jazz, a whirl of dark-hued harmony and billowing rhythm...The intelligent sheen of Mr. Clausen's writing was as striking as the composure of his peers...It was impressive, and not just by the yardstick of their age." Mr. Clausen is a founding member of The Westerlies, a new music brass quartet whose 2014 debut Wish The Children Would Come on Home: The Music of Wayne Horvitz was met with critical acclaim from NPR Fresh Air, Jazz Times, and was named the NPR Jazz "Best Debut of 2014." His awards include the Gerald Wilson Prize for Composition from the Monterey Jazz Festival, Emerging Artist of The Year, and Alternative Jazz Group of the Year Awards from the Earshot Jazz Festival, and the Lotos Foundation Prize. In addition, Mr. Clausen has been commissioned by The New York Times, Dell, Bloomberg and Blue Chalk Media to compose music for film and television.
Saxophonist and composer Remy Le Boeuf is known for his unique blend of modern jazz, contemporary classical music, and indie-rock styles. After receiving his bachelor's and master's degrees from the Manhattan School of Music in 2009, Mr. Le Boeuf has gone on to perform as a member of the Grammy Award-winning Bob Mintzer Big Band, the Donny McCaslin Saxophone Quartet, and bands led by Linda Oh and Danya Stephens. In addition, he has received commissions and awards from SFJAZZ, Chamber Music America, The Jerome Foundation, National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts, American Composers Forum, Keio University, and the ASCAP Foundation. His latest album imaginist features collaboration between Le Boeuf Brothers and JACK Quartet, one of New York's premier string quartets devoted to contemporary classical music. The hybridized 9-piece chamber ensemble features longtime collaborators including Grammy-nominated tenor saxophonist Ben Wendel, bassists Ben Street and Martin Nevin, and drummers Justin Brown and Peter Kronreif. Mr. Le Boeuf was born in Santa Cruz, CA and currently resides in Brooklyn, NY.
New York Youth Symphony Jazz is a 17-member brass-wind-and-percussion ensemble dedicated to studying, rehearsing, and performing classic big band jazz music. Modeled on the bands of the 1930's and 1940's, the Jazz program preserves this heritage and, keeping with jazz traditions, incorporates it into the current and emerging styles that define the genre for the present generation. Following its first-ever international tour to Brazil in 2016, the band performs regularly at Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola, the Appel Room at Jazz at Lincoln Center, and the Greenwich Music House. Andy Clausen was appointed its director in 2016.
The New York Youth Symphony, now in its 54th season, is a leader in music education, performance, and commissioning in the metropolitan area. It is nationally recognized for innovative programs in orchestral training, conducting, chamber music, jazz, and composition, all of which are tuition-free made possible by over $1 million dollars in scholarships. More than 240 musicians between the ages of 12 to 22 participate annually in its high-impact programs. The New York Youth Symphony is proud to provide teen- and college-age musicians invaluable opportunities to train for professional careers and prepare for life while making pivotal decisions about their future.