Dr. Wayne Goins
Director of Jazz Studies, Guitar
222 McCain Auditorium
Wayne Goins, Director of Jazz Studies, has performed with guitarist Kenny Burrell, saxophonist Bobby Watson, organist Jimmy McGriff and many others.
Goins has experience in Boston, Chicago, and Atlanta, conducting jazz ensembles and teaching guitar at Morehouse College, Emory University, and Kennesaw State University.
Goins authored the award-winning book A Biography Of Charlie Christian (2005), The Jazz Band Director’s Handbook (2003), and Emotional Response to Music: Pat Metheny’s Secret Story (2001) [Edwin Mellen Press.] In 2006 Goins published The Wise Improvisor, a college textbook on jazz improvisation.
Goins founded Little Apple Records, his own record label, and released West Coast Swing, Standard Fare, Smokin’ at The Oak Bar, Bluesin' With The B3, Home...Cookin!, and Chronicles of Carmela, released in early 2011.
Goins writes for Jazz Ambassador and Jazz Inside magazine, where he has written extensive articles. Goins’ fifth book, That’s All Right: The Jimmy Rogers Story will be published by University of Illinois Press.