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K-State Today

April 28, 2021

Goins publishes interview with son of legendary jazz guitarist

Submitted by Wayne Goins

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Wayne Goins, university distinguished professor of music, published an exclusive interview in Jazz Guitar Today magazine, "Growing Up In The Shadow Of A Giant." 

The piece focuses on the jazz guitar career of Grant Green Jr., the son of legendary Blue Note Records jazz guitarist Grant Green.

More specifically, Goins discusses Green Jr.'s growing up with his famous father; the responsibility of maintaining the legend's reputation; establishing his own independent career and reputation apart from his dad's shadow; and his current recording projects.

Goins, who writes regularly for the magazine, has published several interviews and articles as a contributing feature columnist. Goins interviews legendary artists in the field as well as newly emerging jazz guitarists who not only perform but also excel in the field of jazz guitar instruction and teach privately or at academic institutions throughout the country.

Faculty in the School of Music, Theatre, and Dance have received Grammy awards and nominations, and Emmy awards; produced recordings on international and national CD labels and published books and journal articles with international and national publishing houses and professional organizations; and performed and presented research in every continent in the world, except Antarctica. The School of Music, Theatre, and Dance is a part of the College of Arts and Sciences. Visit the school's website to learn more about music, theatre and dance at K-State.

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