Dick Goodwin’s Big Band

Join us as Dick Goodwin’s Big Band returns to the Arts Center! Led by USC Distinguished Professor Emeritus and master composer Dick Goodwin, the Big Band has been dazzling audiences with jazz performances for almost 50 years.

Date: June 10
Tickets: $25 (Adults) $10 (Under 18)
Location: Wood Auditorium
Doors Open: 6:00pm | Show Begins: 7:00pm

The Arts Center of Kershaw County is proud to welcome back Dick Goodwin’s Big Band to Wood Auditorium!

If you’ve ever seen a performance of the Big Band, you know it’s an experience. Dick Goodwin is a talent of incredible range, having worked in virtually every idiom from jingle to opera, jazz band to orchestra. The Big Band’s meticulously tailors the set list to fit the audience, so it’s performances are always a unique experience.

The Big Band formed in 1973 when Goodwin was teaching at UT in Austin, and the group followed him to Columbia when he was hired to start a doctoral program at USC. Many of the original members are still performing with the group today, including its drummer, who has been with the group for almost 50 years.

When he’s not working with the Big Band, Goodwin serves as a Distinguished Professor Emeritus at the USC School of Music and has had a long association with the South Carolina Philharmonic composing, arranging, occasionally conducting and playing double bass and trumpet. Along with Dick Goodwin’s Big Band, he continues to lead the Dick Goodwin Quintet, which has made a dozen foreign concert tours. Goodwin also produces film scores, commercials and albums at GEM Recordings.