Joe Locke is honoured to have received the 2018 ‘Mallets Instrumentalist of the Year’ award by the Jazz Journalists Association (JJA). It’s his 5th nod after previously winning his category in 2006, 2008, 2009 and 2016.
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 […]
We are thrilled to announce Joe Locke as the 2018 inductee into the WVC Hall of Fame as part of the 6th World Vibes Congress at the Malletech Studios on the 6th January. Joe will receive the honour together with the posthumously awarded Milt Jackson. To celebrate the occasion in style, Joe will also present his new […]
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 […]
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 […]
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).
The title of this tune was too tempting not to find reflection in its final editing, and has eventually received a rather predictable colour treatment. So although they are usually coming in all colours, this one is only “Available in Blue”. The black and white sheet music of this solo vibes piece can be purchased […]