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“In the select group of contemporary vibes players, Locke has claims to head the list.”

— Penguin Encyclopedia of Jazz

New Album: Subtle Disguise

Joe Locke - Subtle Disguise

With Jim Ridl, Lorin Cohen, Samvel Sarkisyan – plus special guests Raul Midón, David Binney, Adam Rogers and Alina Engibaryan

Subtle Disguise is a crowning achievement from a certified vibraphone master.”

Brian Zimmerman, Jazziz Magazine

Blending the personal, the political, and the poetic into an artfully assembled package, Locke makes a profound statement about our times.”

Dan Bilawsky, All About Jazz

Watchtower / Breathe

On the eve of a crucial election in the USA, Joe Locke looks at Bob Dylan’s lyrics as a metaphor for the state of racial justice in 2020. “I was sitting at the piano not long ago, toying with Bob Dylan’s ‘All Along The Watchtower’ when I began singing a new set of lyrics as if […]

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Watermill Jazz ‘Music And Stories’

The Watermill Jazz Club is an award-winning weekly concert venue in the UK, run by passionate individuals who have been welcoming international and British Jazz musicians and bands since 1994. Joe has been invited to play for the wonderful Watermill audience at their Surrey venue in the south of England many times and is extremely […]

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Live from Our Living Rooms

Joe is excited to connect with you on Zoom as part of the ‘Live from Our Living Rooms” initiative. “I’m looking forward to playing a few tunes for you, sharing some poetry and stories, perhaps giving students something to work on or think about, and reflecting on these trying times.” Please join him: Wednesday, 01 […]

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Spanish Harlem Orchestra "The Latin Jazz Project"

Out Now: The SHO’s ‘Latin Jazz Project’

Multi-GRAMMY® Award Winning Spanish Harlem Orchestra expands their repertoire with the release of The Latin Jazz Project, due out on ArtistShare on May 22, 2020. After flashing glimpses of their Latin Jazz prowess over the course of their previous six recordings, SHO goes ‘all in’ on The Latin Jazz Project, their first full length Latin jazz release. A litany of top-tier […]

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Joe Locke's music on LSO Live "Quartet Quintet"

LSO Live: Quartet Quintet feat. music by Joe Locke

New Jazz-inspired release celebrates the kinship of two musical genres Following the release of their first album in 2016, which featured in the hit US TV show The Walking Dead and reached #4 in the UK Specialist Classical Charts following its issue on vinyl for Record Store Day 2017, the LSO Percussion Ensemble returns with […]

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Motherless Children

‘Motherless Children’ (by Blind Willie Johnson) with Jim Ridl, Lorin Cohen, Samvel Sarkisyan and feat. Raul Midón and Adam Rogers Recorded live at the New York City Jazz Standard – April 30, 2019 Motherless children have a hard time When their mother is gone Motherless children have a very hard time When their mother is […]

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