By Howard Reich, Chicago Tribune

The superb saxophonist-clarinetist Victor Goines has played many memorable concerts here since he was named director of jazz studies at Northwestern University in 2007, but nothing on the order of what he'll attempt Friday evening.

For even though Goines has presented major events at the Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park and with the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra at Symphony Center, the concert at Northwestern's Pick-Staiger Concert Hall will — for the first time — bring together two of the most ambitious orchestral works Goines ever has penned: Crescent City and Benny: Then, Now, Forever.

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Learn more about this April 1 concert featuring Branford Marsalis, Victor Goines, and the Northwestern University Jazz Orchestra.

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