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London, March 2008


In this edition...

The Latest:
"Moment to Moment" - The Music of Henry Mancini, live at Dizzy's, March 25-30
Trio Da Paz & Joe Locke: live videos
"Future Day" album launch concert: March 31, 2008

On Disc:
Trio Da Paz & Joe Locke "Live at JazzBaltica"
Joe Locke on Hadley Caliman's "Gratitude"
Joe Locke 'Force of Four' - recorded

Upcoming concerts / gigs / appearances:
March 2008   |   April 2008   |   May 2008



The Latest


"Moment to Moment" - the music of Henry Mancini
live at Dizzy's, NYC, March 25-30, 2008


Joe will be offering a fresh look at some of the most memorable and beautiful songs ever written: The music of Henry Mancini.

He is going to be leading an all star band, which includes the superb talents of pianist Geoffrey Keezer, bassist George Mraz, drummer Clarence Penn and special guest, vocalist Kenny Washington.

Tickets are selling fast. Make your booking today!
For online reservations, visit www.jalc.org
or phone 212.258.9595

March 25-30, 2008
Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola, Lincoln Center, NYC
phone: 212.258.9595

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Trio Da Paz & Joe Locke: live videos

In time for the release of "Live at JazzBaltica" – in stores from March 25, 2008 on MAXJAZZ – we are now making three live videos available from the very same concert. Recorded by 3sat on July 1st, 2007 in Salzau (Northern Germany) and broadcast last October on German television, these excerpts provide a unique insight into the captivating musical synergy that these four musicians are creating on stage.

Watch all three videos here
Find out more about "Live at JazzBaltica"

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Future Day"Future Day" album launch concert: March 31, 2008
at the Jazz Standard, NYC


Bassist David Finck is going to celebrate the release of his first solo album, "Future Day" (Soundbrush), with a special concert at the Jazz Standard, NYC, on March 31st, 2008. Joe will be appearing alongside other guest artists such as Lewis Nash, Bill O'Connell, Greg Gisbert and Bob Sheppard.

Click here for more details

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On Disc


Trio Da Paz & Joe Locke "Live at Jazz Baltica"

Joe Locke and Trio Da Paz "Live at JazzBaltica"MAXJAZZ are getting ready to release a celebrated concert performance, that had audiences on their feet, the German Jazz critics raving (Jazzthetik's "Concerts of the Year") and the four musicians at their soul inspiring best. Romero Lubambo, Nilson Matta, Duduka Da Fonseca and Joe Locke were the closing act of last year's JazzBaltica Festival in Salzau, northern Germany, creating the prefect climax of the 2007 event.

Watch selected video excerpts from this concert here

"Live at JazzBaltica" with Trio Da Paz is going to be Joe's first headlining recording for MAXJAZZ. The CD will be in stores from March 25, 2008.

Pre-order "Live at JazzBaltica" here

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Joe Locke on Hadley Caliman's "Gratitude"

Joe Locke on Hadley Caliman's "Gratitude"Last September, Joe was honoured to be invited by Saxophonist Hadley Caliman, to guest on his upcoming recording "Gratitude" (Origin), his first in over 30 years.

Caliman, one of the preeminent post-bop saxophonists alive, studied with Dexter Gordon, played with Gerald Wilson’s Big Band, the Bobby Bryant Band, and Mongo Santamaria in the ’50s. He later toured throughout the US and Europe, and recorded with Freddie Hubbard, Joe Henderson, Bobby Hutcherson and Santana through the ’70s.

The new album, which also features drummer Joe La Barbera, trumpeter Thomas Marriott and bassist Phil Sparks, will be launched in style with a release party on March 21, 2008 in Seattle at Tula’s Jazz Club.

Buy "Gratitude" here
Joe Locke's selected guest appearances discography
All 2008 appearances

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Joe Locke 'Force of Four' - recorded


A unique quartet, made so by the melding of four distinct musical personalities into a fresh sounding ensemble. The influences of New York, Cuba, Puerto Rico and Philadelphia come together in this group, as well as all the places travelled by these four player/composers.

Earlier this month, Joe took this new band project into the studio to record the forthcoming album "Force of Four", which is going to be released later this year on the Origin label.

"Force of Four" (feat. Robert Rodriguez, Johnathan Blake , Ricardo Rodriguez) will be touring this summer, with dates in Europe and the US. Details coming soon on www.joelocke.com/appear.htm

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Upcoming Concerts / Gigs / Appearances




MARCH 2008


March 06-07
USA — Englewood, NJ - Bennett Studios
recording "Force of Four" Project
feat. Robert Rodriguez, Johnathan Blake , Ricardo Rodriguez, w/ special guests Wayne Escoffery and Thomas Marriott

March 08
USA — New York City, NY - Iridium
The Music of Herbie Hancock
(w/Lenny White, Buster Williams, Wallace Roney, George Colligan, Steve Wilson)

March 20
USA — Seattle, WA - Avast Studios
recording w/ Thomas Marriott

March 21
USA — Seattle, WA - Tula's
w/ Hadley Caliman Group

March 25-30
USA — New York City, NY - Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola
"Moment to Moment" - The Music of Henry Mancini
also feat. Kenny Washington (vocals), Geoffrey Keezer (piano), George Mraz (bass), Clarence Penn (drums)

March 29
GERMANY — TV broadcast - 3sat (television channel)
Joe Locke / Geoffrey Keezer Group
feat. Terreon Gully, Mike Pope, Jonathan Kreisberg
(recorded live at JazzBaltica, June 30, 2007 - Salzau, Germany)

March 31
USA — New York City, NY - Jazz Standard
w/ the David Finck Group (featuring Greg Gisbert, Bob Sheppard, Bill O'Connell and Lewis Nash)

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APRIL 2008


April 04
FRANCE — Paris - TBA
w/ the Moutin Reunion Quartet
special guests: Martial Solal, Joe Locke, Elisabeth Kontomanou

April 12
USA — Lincoln, NE - Kimball Recital Hall
"All That Jazz", an evening with Joe Locke, w/ the Lincoln Symphony Orchestra and guests. Arrangements by Tim Garland.

April 18-20
USA — New York City, NY - Jazz Standard
Wayne Escoffery & Veneration
(w/ Lewis Nash, Joe Martin and special guest Tom Harrell)

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MAY 2008


May
29
USA — Saratoga, NY - SPA Little Theater
special guest w/ Edmar Castaneda Trio

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Complete 2008 appearances listing





Best wishes!

Nadja von Massow
nadworks | joelocke.com
Nadja von Massow
Joe Locke Management

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