Paquito D'rivera & Victor Goines Featured In Master Class: Clarinet

Clarinet players are invited to Jazz at Lincoln Centerís Master Class: Clarinet for a rare opportunity to get inside the hearts and minds of some of today's greatest jazz artists. Master Class: Clarinet takes place on Saturday, November 19th, 2pm in the Irene Diamond Education Center at Jazz at Lincoln Centerís Frederick P. Rose Hall on Broadway at 60th Street.

Two of jazz musicís most celebrated reed players, Paquito DíRivera and Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra soloist Victor Goines, explain and demonstrate the intricacies of the jazz clarinet. The class will feature clarinet performances from students from The Juilliard School and other local music schools.

Paquito DíRivera was born in the island of Cuba, and began his career as a child prodigy, playing both the clarinet and the saxophone with the Cuban National Symphony Orchestra. Mr. DíRivera formed and performed with various musical ensembles as a teenager and became one of the founding members of the Orquesta Cubana de Musica Moderna, which he subsequently conducted for two years and was also founding member and co-director of the innovative musical group Irakere. While Paquitoís discography includes over 30 solo albums in Jazz, Bebop and Latin music, his contributions to classical music include solo performances with the National Symphony Orchestra, and with Brooklyn Philharmonic, the London Royal Symphony, and the Florida Philharmonic Orchestra. In addition to his performing career as an instrumentalist, Paquito has rapidly gained a reputation as an accomplished composer. Mr. DíRivera is an Artist in Residence at New Jersey Performing Arts Center and serves as member of the board of directors of many important artistic organizations in the US that influence classical and jazz styles alike. For ten years, Mr. DíRivera has been Artistic Director of the famous world-class Festival International de Jazz en el Tambo in Uruguay.

Victor Goines (Tenor and Soprano Saxophones, Bb Clarinet and Bass Clarinet) was born and raised in New Orleans. He received his Bachelor of Music Education degree from Loyola University (New Orleans), and his Masterís of Music degree from Virginia Commonwealth University. Mr. Goines serves as the Director of The Juilliard Institute for Jazz Studies, a collaboration between Jazz at Lincoln Center and The Juilliard School, and serves as Education Consultant to Jazz at Lincoln Center. He has previously served on the music faculties of Florida A & M University, Xavier University, Loyola University, and The University of New Orleans. A member of the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra since 1993, Mr. Goines is also an acclaimed solo artist and leads his own quintet. He has made several recordings as a leader, including Sunrise to Midnight (2000), To Those We Love So Dearly (1999), Joeís Blues (1998) and Genesis (1992). He has performed and recorded with The Wynton Marsalis Septet, The Ellis Marsalis Quartet, The Wycliffe Gordon Quintet, Marcus Roberts and The Academy Of The Ascension, The Smithsonian Masterworks Orchestra, Terence Blanchard, Ruth Brown, Dizzy Gillespie, Lionel Hampton, Freddie Hubbard, James Moody, Dianne Reeves, and a host of other renowned musicians and ensembles in a wide variety of genres.

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