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London / NYC, May 2008


In this edition...

The Latest:
Video "Honu" - Joe Locke / Geoffrey Keezer Group live in Germany (2007)
Lead sheets now available... with more to come
"Moment to Moment" radio broadcast (live online stream)

On Disc:
Latest "Sticks and Strings"/"Live at Jazz Baltica" reviews
Trio Da Paz & Joe Locke "Live at Jazz Baltica"
Joe Locke on Wayne Escoffery's "Hope and Dreams"

Upcoming concerts / gigs / appearances:
May 2008   |   June 2008   |   July 2008



The Latest


Video "Honu" - Joe Locke / Geoffrey Keezer Group
live in Germany (2007)


One of a number of videos which we will be publishing over the next weeks in the run-up to Joe Locke's appearances in the USA and Europe this summer, and the forthcoming release of his new album "Force of Four" later this year.

Here is The Joe Locke / Geoffrey Keezer Group featuring Terreon Gully, Mike Pope and Jonathan Kreisberg at last year's JazzBaltica Festival in Germany, playing "Honu".

Watch the video here

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Joe Locke sheet musicLead sheets now available... with more to come

It's been long planned, so we are happy to finally be able to make selected lead sheets of Joe's compositions available for download in Joe Locke's Music Shop.

The first four tunes — "Sword of Whispers", "K-Man's Crew", "Smoke And Mirrors" (aka "Now in Darkness I Dream") and "Saturn's Child" — are free for a limited time, with more to come in the near future.

Visit Joe Locke's Music Shop now for free lead sheet PDFs.

We kindly ask you for fair use of the provided material.

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"Moment to Moment" radio broadcast (live online stream)

Joe's celebrated and highly successful "Moment to Moment - the Music of Henry Mancini" concert series at Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola this March — featuring Clarence Penn, Geoffrey Keezer, George Mraz and Kenny Washington — will be aired on XM Real Jazz (Channel 70):
Friday, May 23rd, 8.00pm
and in case you miss it, there will be a re-broadcast on
Sunday, May 25, 1.00pm

Visit the "Real Jazz" website

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On Disc


Latest "Sticks and Strings"/"Live at Jazz Baltica" reviews

Joe Locke "Sticks and Strings""If points were given for versatility, vibist Joe Locke would top the poll every time. He's equally at home interpreting contemporary pop music, exploring his own multifaceted compositions, or — as Live at JazzBaltica shows — cooking with Brazilian rhythms..."

Read the most recent reviews (PDF):
DownBeat Magazine & JazzTimes

Buy "Sticks and Strings"  |  Buy "Live at JazzBaltica"

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

Joe Locke and Trio Da Paz "Live at JazzBaltica"MAXJAZZ have just released 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, creating the prefect climax of the 2007 event.

Buy "Live at JazzBaltica" here
Watch selected videos from this concert

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Joe Locke on Wayne Escoffery's "Hope and Dreams"

Joe Locke on Wayne Escoffery's "Hope and Dreams"Just released on the Savant label and now in stores everywhere is Wayne Escoffery's new album "Hopes And Dreams".

Again he has teamed up with that select group of fellow musicians - now under the band name "Veneration", the title of their first recording - featuring Hans Glawischnig, Lewis Nash, Johnathan Blake, Joe Locke and Tom Harrell as special guest.

Buy "Hope and Dreams" here
Joe Locke's selected guest appearances discography »

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Upcoming Concerts / Gigs / Appearances




MAY 2008

May 03
USA — Delaware Water Gap, PA - Deer Head Inn
w/ Bill Goodwin Quintet

May 14
USA — Weehawken, NJ - Hudson Riverfront Performing Arts Center
w/ Edmar Castaneda Trio (12.30pm, at the UBS Atrium)

May 15-17
USA — New York City, NY - The Knickerbocker
w/ Lew Soloff and François Moutin

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

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JUNE 2008

June 06 - 07
USA — New York City, NY - Smoke
Joe Locke "Force of Four"
(w/ Robert Rodriguez, Clarence Penn, Ricardo Rodriguez)

June 19
USA, Rochester, NY - Eastman School of Music
Joe Locke 'Force of Four'
(w/ Robert Rodriguez, Johnathan Blake, Ricardo Rodriguez)
Rochester International Jazz Fest

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JULY 2008


July 06
GERMANY — Salzau - JazzBaltica
Joe Locke "Sticks and Strings" (feat. Jay Anderson, Jonathan Kreisberg, Joe LaBarbera) w/ special guest Rosario Giuliani

July 07 - 09
UK — London - Ronnie Scott's
Joe Locke "Force of Four"
(w/ Robert Rodriguez, Johnathan Blake , Ricardo Rodriguez)

July 11 - 20
ITALY — Perugia - Umbria Jazz Festival
Joe Locke "Force of Four"
(w/ Robert Rodriguez, Johnathan Blake , Ricardo Rodriguez)

July 25
USA — Pala, CA - Pala Casino Spa Resort
Joe Locke "Force of Four"
(w/ Robert Rodriguez, Johnathan Blake , Ricardo Rodriguez)

July 26
USA — Palo Alto, CA - Stanford Jazz Workshop
w/ Geoffrey Keezer Group

July 27
USA — Half Moon Bay, CA - Bach, Dancing and Dynamite Society
Joe Locke "Force of Four"
(w/ Robert Rodriguez, Johnathan Blake , Ricardo Rodriguez)

July 30
USA — New York City, NY - 92nd Street Y
The Shearing Sound: A Tribute to George Shearing (hosted by Bill Charlap)

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Complete 2008 appearances listing





Best wishes!

Nadja von Massow
nadworks | joelocke.com

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