Big 10 Jazz Orchestra

img_2410Tonight NUAMPS is shooting the Northwestern Jazz Orchestra, led by Victor Goines and Christopher Madsen, on stage at Pick-Staiger Concert Hall as a part of our spring program featuring NU Jazz for University Relations and the Big 10 Network.  The program is being directed by yours truly.

Goines, a world-renowned saxophonist and clarinetist, and member or the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra,  joined Northwestern as the new director of jazz studies in the spring of 2008.  Shooting this afternoon’s rehearsal before the main event tonight, it was evident that Professors Goines and Madsen are both outstanding teachers and musicians, and their arrival signals the beginning of a new and exciting chapter of jazz studies at Northwestern.