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Joe Locke - Subtle Disguise

Joe discovers his Lingua Franca with ‘Subtle Disguise’

On his newest release, Subtle Disguise (available November 16), Joe Locke integrates two main impulses into one recording: a vernacular which connects with people’s core, and his continued challenging of himself as a player, writer and arranger.

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Joe Locke with Band at Systems Two

New album – main recording session

This new music has been a few years in the making – writing and arranging, selecting the final set list, trialling tunes in front of audiences and rehearsing live and locked away. These last two days Joe and the band took to Systems Two Studios in Brooklyn and laid down the groundwork, before further shaping […]

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Joe Locke in DownBeat Magazine's Critics Poll

DownBeat Magazine’s Critics Poll

Joe finds himself again at the top end of the DownBeat Magazine’s Critics Poll – Vibraphone category, sandwiched in between four vibists for whom he has the utmost respect. Jazz Album of the Year listing “In a year when so much great music has been released, I’m very grateful that my Love Is A Pendulum […]

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Joe Locke Quartet at Glasgow Jazz Festival

Glasgow concert – watch it again

Did you miss Joe’s concert at Glasgow Jazz Festival on 26 June 2016? For the first time, we broadcasted an entire full length concert through the Facebook Mentions platform’s Go Live video stream. Thanks to the Old Fruitmarket and the team at Glasgow Jazz Festival for supporting us with this initiative. If you’ve missed it, […]

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Joe Locke - winner of the 2016 JJA Awards

2016 JJA Award for Joe Locke

Congratulations to the 2016 JJA Award winner Joe Locke for Mallet Instrumentalist of the Year. This is the fourth time Joe has been voted into the top position of his category by the Jazz Journalists Association’s professional members, after receiving the  in 2006, 2008 and 2009. The honour is being sweetened by Joe’s recording home Motéma Music […]

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Play Joe’s “Love Is A Pendulum” Suite

The Five Movement “Love Is A Pendulum” Suite inspired us to get all organic with a large bunch of mallets out in Coldfall Woods for a sun and music infused video shoot. The sheet music of the suite is exclusively available here and contains all band charts, lead sheets and scores together with three vibes […]

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Ain’t No Sunshine

Joe is set to return to Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola NYC next months for four nights and another joyful journey through exhilarating rhythms and soulful melodies, handpicked for the intimacy of one of NYC’s most sublime venues. Join Joe and top-flight artists Robert Rodriguez, Donald Edwards, Lorin Cohen and vocalist Kenny Washington. Wed April 20 – […]

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Joe Locke, Kenny Washington

Joe Locke Group back at Dizzy’s

Joe will be returning to Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola in NYC for four nights in April, presenting his highly popular quintet featuring vocalist Kenny Washington April 20 – 23, 2016  |  sets 7:30pm & 9:30pm Book your seats here Joining Joe Locke and Kenny Washington this year will be pianist Robert Rodriguez, Lorin Cohen on bass […]

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Jim Rotondi "Dark Blue" (with Joe Locke , David Hazeltine, David Wong, Carl Allen)

Jim Rotondi “Dark Blue”

For 20+ years, Jim Rotondi was one of the trumpet heroes of the New York City jazz scene and a musician whose fiery playing and daring solos firmly established him as a torchbearer of the Lee Morgan-Freddie Hubbard-Woody Shaw trumpet tradition. Like so many jazz greats before him, he’s based in Europe now, but he’s […]

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Joe Locke inducted into Rochester Music Hall Of Fame 2016

Joe Locke to be inducted into Rochester Music Hall of Fame

We are proud to announce that Joe Locke will be honored with the induction into the Rochester NY Music Hall Of Fame, joining an incredible cast of fellow inductees. The class of 2016 Pee Wee Ellis saxophonist and James Brown bandleader and co-writer Howard Hanson Pulitzer Prize-winning composer and 40-year director of Eastman School of Music […]

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