Dick Goodwin

aka Gordon (Dick) Goodwin

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Dick Goodwin's jazz endeavors cannot be described in a few words. That reflects Dick's experience as a performer, in the US, Latin America, and Europe.

"We found while touring extensively in Latin America audiences have many expectations when they attend a 'jazz' concert. So we started programming a wild variety of styles, everything from Dixieland to our own compositions. We have carried that practice with us in our recordings and have found that even hard-core jazz fans will embrace a lot of different kinds of music—as long as it is honest and well played."

As a coordinator of live music groups for many public and private occasions, Dick strives to understand his customers' desires for music and find the right tunes and arrangements for them.

Dick is also co-owner of G.E.M. Recordings, a state-of-the-art recording studio where he composes, arranges, produces, and performs on projects ranging from jingles, to film scores, to albums by various artists. He is a regular faculty member for the Kerrville Folk Festival Songwriter's School and has been featured on the Festival as a performer and composer/arranger.

Please use the links you'll find below our audio clips to find out more about The Jazz Guy.

"STUDIO TIME" AUDIO CLIPS

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The Provincial Correspondent to the Wall Street Journal (1:23)
Sugar Blues (1:03)
China Boy (0:41)

 

 

Updated: June 23, 2017

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July 19 (Wed.) Dick Goodwin Big Band with guest guitarist Dwight Spencer at the Main Street Public House (Columbia, SC) 7:00 – 10:00

July 23 (Sun.) DG Big Band in concert at the Lourie Center (1650 Park Cir., Columbia) at 3:00

Healing Harmonies:  Dick continues to coordinate (and write a lot of arrangements for) a series of concerts at Palmetto Richland, Palmetto Baptist, and the VA hospitals … an outreach program sponsored by the South Carolina Philharmonic

Write us for more details on any of these programs … dgmusics@bellsouth.net

Dick -- sometimes known as Gordon (Dick) Goodwin – continues to write choral and symphonic music and to do arrangements for such groups as the SC Philharmonic, Billings (Montana) and Battle Creek Symphony Orchestras.

Winifred Goodwin continues to perform as principle keyboardist with the SC Phil., staff pianist at USC, and pianist at Virginia Wingard Memorial United Methodist Church.  She and faculty flutist Jennifer Parker-Harley have completed an album of lullabies (and other selections) that includes pieces by Dick and Jennifer’s dad, Charlie Parker.

 

 

RECENT EVENTS:

Dick, also known as composer Gordon (Dick) Goodwin recently had a large work for orchestra and chorus premiered at Southeast Missouri Universtiy in Cape Girardeau.  The work, “Timeless Banks and Shoals” (with texts by Paddy Bell) was commissioned to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the University’s River Campus. 

May 6 the Big Band played for Social Inc.’s annual event with 1500 young people promenading and dancing in unison into the evening at the James Brown Arena/Bell Auditorium, Augusta, GA

May 7 (2:30-500 as always) – Carolina Jazz Society at the Lourie Center (Traditional Jazz Concert)

May 15 DG Big Band played again this year for the South Carolina Athletic Hall of Fame at the Metropolitan Convention Center

May 21 the Big Band was featured as part of Doug & Bunny Williams’ “rural jazz festival”  -- for more details:
dougandbunnywilliams@yahoo.com

June 4 the Big Band played a Piccolo Spoteto (Charleston, SC) concert to a full house with the Columbia Choral Society.   His composition “Jasmine Rhythms” (with text by Paddy Bell) was the featured work

 

Winifred Goodwin continues to perform as principle keyboardist with the SC Phil. and as staff pianist at USC where she has done a string of recitals including performances with visiting guest artists from the Philadelphia and the Met Opera Orchestras.  She and faculty flutist Jennifer Parker-Harley have completed an album of lullabies (and other selections) that includes pieces by Dick and Jennifer’s dad, Charlie Parker.

 

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Article about Dick Goodwin in December 28, 2008, The State: PDF
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   

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