One of the Jazz community’s favourite retreats, Ambleside in the picturesque Lake District in the north of England will see the 2nd edition of the Ambleside Days Jazz Festival. After the overwhelming response to last year’s event, round two will be starting on Thursday 30th August and conclude on Sunday 2nd September 2018. One of the highlights is […]
Joe Locke and Gwilym Simcock “… balance graceful sophistication, blazing improv and tight grooves, and the musical games they play are gleefully irresistible.” — Michael Cragg, The Guardian Gwilym Simcock (piano) and Joe Locke (vibraphone) will meet for a jaw-dropping duet set. LJN’s Sebastian Scotney states “They both have the imperative to play with unbelievable […]
In February 2017, Joe appeared with the Scottish National Jazz Orchestra and vocalist Kenny Washington for a three-concert series in Scotland, presenting the music of Henry Mancini and Johnny Mandel. Under the leadership of saxophonist Tommy Smith, the SNJO has climbed to the top ranks of Jazz orchestras in the world in its 21 year […]
We had the immense pleasure and honour to premiere the ‘Love Is A Pendulum’ suite in Sardinia (Italy) in November 2017, thanks to the wonderful Orchestra da Camera della Sardegna, directed by maestro Simone Pittau. SIMONE PITTAU, JOE LOCKE BAND & ORCHESTRA DA CAMERA DELLA SARDEGNA SIMONE PITTAU – direttore JOE LOCKE – vibrafono NEIL PERCY […]
An elegant, hard driving unit comprised of kindred spirits whose joy in music making is palpable from the first note. Joe is teaming up with two of his favourite musicians – star organist Pat Bianchi and legend Marvin “Smitty” Smith on drums – for a string of West Coast concerts next month (May 2017).