Victor Goines is widely recognized as one of the most engaging and versatile performers and composers in music today. Drawing from his New Orleans roots, his extraordinary career includes performances throughout the world earning acclaim from audiences, critics, students and colleagues. He has worked with trumpeter Wynton Marsalis for twenty years. Tonight, Victor performs with the Beloit Memorial High School Jazz Orchestra. A group he is currently touring with as they make their way to one of the largest and most competitive Jazz band competitions in the country, the Essentially Ellington Jazz Festival in New York City, the cornerstone of Jazz at Lincoln's Center's arts education programming.