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Upcoming live performances

You can catch Joe with his “Subtle Disguise” project LIVE at the Saratoga Jazz Festival, NY (June 29), at The Side Door Jazz Club, Old Lyme, CT (July 6) and at the Bach Dancing and Dynamite Society in Half Moon Bay, CA (July 14).

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Joe Locke wins 2019 JJA Mallet Instrumentalist of the Year award

2019 JJA ‘Mallets Instrumentalist of the Year’ Award

Joe Locke is thrilled to receive his sixth ‘Mallets Instrumentalist of the Year’ award by the Jazz Journalists Association (JJA).

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Live at the Jazz Standard

Presenting his latest release ‘Subtle Disguise’, the ever-inventive vibes master’s tight-knit quartet is joined by special guests Adam Rogers and Raul Midón. April 30 + May 1 Book Now!

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Q&A with Vibraphonist Joe Locke: Between the Heart and Mind

Feature interview in JAZZIZ Magazine: “Locke’s facility with disparate styles owes to his upbringing. A child of the ‘70s and the son of educators, he was exposed to art that ranged from high-brow to pop – listening to both Brahms and B.B. King and reading everything from Romantic poetry to Rolling Stone.”

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‘Who Killed Davey Moore?’ music video

Jazziz Magazine proudly premiere Joe Locke’s new music video –  “Who Killed Davey Moore?” by Bob Dylan. The song tells the story of the championship fight between Moore and Sugar Ramos on March 21, 1963, which would result in Moore’s death. Locke’s version, featuring guest artist Raul Midon on vocals, manages to retain the pointed […]

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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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Ambleside Days Festival

Ambleside Days 2018

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 […]

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Locke / Simcock duets

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 […]

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Red Cloud

Joe Locke presented his new project (and upcoming recording) “Subtle Disguise’ at Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola in NYC in April 2018 feat. Jim Ridl, Lorin Cohen and Samvel Sarkisyan.

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