Victor Goines' profile rising in Chicago, NYC and beyond

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Which is what many of Goines' fans will be saying to him this weekend.

Victor Goines plays at 9 p.m. Friday and 8 p.m. Saturday at the Green Mill Jazz Club, 4802 N. Broadway; $12; 773-878-5552 or Also from 7:30 to 11:30 p.m. Sunday at Room 43, 1043 E. 43d St., presented by the non-profit Hyde Park Jazz Society; $10;

Also worth hearing

Russ Johnson/Ken Vandermark/Fred Lonberg-Holm/Tim Daisy Quartet: Trumpeter Johnson, reedist Vandermark, cellist Lonberg-Holm and drummer Daisy present a new collective ensemble. Considering the stature of these players, the potential is significant. 9:30 p.m. Friday at Constellation, 3111 N. Western Ave.; $10;

Pharez Whitted: The mighty Chicago trumpeter leads a quintet. 8 and 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 4, 8 and 10 p.m. Sunday; at the Jazz Showcase, 806 S. Plymouth Court; $20-$35; 312-360-0234 or

Lucy Smith: A versatile singer, Smith bills this show as "A Night of Chicago Soul & Blues." 10 p.m. Friday at Katerina's, 1920 W. Irving Park Rd.; $10; 773-348-7592 or

Yoko Noge: The irrepressible singer-pianist leads Japanesque, her cross-cultural experiment featuring blues singer-guitarist Jimmy Burns and shamisen player Tatsu Aoki, among others. 10 p.m. Saturday at Katerina's, 1920 W. Irving Park Rd.; $10; 773-348-7592 or

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