Joe Locke is widely considered to be one of the
major voices of his instrument.
He has topped polls and won numerous awards, including the 2006, 2008, 2009 and 2016 “Mallet Player of the Year” award from the Jazz Journalists Association.
“His lines have flash and pizzazz, but also an unforced lyricism, bubbling just under that force-of-nature enthusiasm” – Chicago Jazz Music Examiner
Joe has performed and recorded with notable musicians including: Geoffry Keezer, Dianne Reeves, Kenny Barron, Ron Carter and Kenny Washington. Great musicians all.
This Trio is an elegant, hard driving unit comprised of kindred spirits whose joy in music is palpable!
Joe Locke, Vibes
Pat Bianchi, Hammond B3
Marvin “Smitty” Smith, Drums
Producer: Bill Hart