Joe Locke (vibes) with Jaka Kopač (sax), Ameen Saleem (bass) and Vladimir Kostadinovic (drums).
Long known to be a soloist capable of stunning physical power and broad emotional range, it was not until the last decades that Joe Locke emerged as the composer, bandleader and conceptualist that he is considered today. This is in no small part due to his solo projects since the beginning of the 2000s.
Locke is a six-time recipient of the Jazz Journalists Association’s “Mallet Instrumentalist of the Year” Award and has won numerous further awards and polls. In 2016 he was honoured with the induction into the Music Hall of Fame of his hometown Rochester, NY. He is an active clinician and educator in the United States and in Europe and is holding the title of Honorary Associate of London’s Royal Academy Of Music (Hon ARAM) since 2013.
"One of jazz's greatest vibes players."
— The Rochester Democrat and Chronicle, Jack Garner
— The Guardian, UK
“A player with a pristine tone and delightful ideas no matter what musical setting he selects.”
— All About Jazz
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