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The Dick Goodwin Quintet
The Quintet has eleven music degrees and years of university and public school teaching experience between them. The group has often appeared with area orchestras and at other cultural events and festivals in the Southeast. The Dick Goodwin Quintet began touring in Latin America for the US State Department in the early 70's, has made a dozen trips abroad, and has given hundreds of concerts in the US.


The Dick Goodwin Big Band
The Big Band has performed at major social events in the Carolinas, Georgia, Florida, and Virginia (including SC Governor Riley's inaugural celebration concert with Dizzy Gillespie) and has been featured in concert with area orchestras. The players are Jim Hall (drums), Dwight Spencer (guitar), Terry Trentham (bass), Doug Graham (clarinet and saxophones), Charlie Polk and Dave Allison (trumpets), Bruce Clark, Ashley Fleshman, and Ed Craft (trombones), and John Wilkinson and Kristi Hood (vocalists).

Dick and members of the band have performed with such notables as Ray Charles, Bob Hope, Marian McPartland, Clark Terry, Billy Taylor, Johnny Mathis, the Spinners, the Platters, the Temptations, the Guy Lombardo, Tommy Dorsey, and Glenn Miller orchestras, Henry Mancini, Gregory Hines, Natalie Cole, Aretha Franklin, and the touring company for the broadway show "Chicago."

 

"Bootleg" Recordings of the Big Band Live

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Smaller Groups,
Special Groups,
Wedding Bands,
Cocktail Pianist,
Accompaniment for Choirs.
This is Dick Goodwin's specialty. Contact us.

 

Updated: June 23, 2017

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Upcoming Public Events


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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GEM Recordings
Kerrville Music Festival
Article about Dick Goodwin in December 28, 2008, The State: PDF
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   

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