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Joe Locke

vib, *1959 US, Palo Alto, California
Musician / Composer of Jazz
A.k.a. Joseph Paul Locke

Joseph Paul Locke (born March 18, 1959) is an American jazz vibraphonist, composer, and educator.As a jazz musician, Locke was precocious, having played with musicians such as Dizzy Gillespie, Pepper Adams and Mongo Santamaría while in high school.[citation needed] Since moving to New York City in 1981, Locke has performed with Grover Washington, Jr., Kenny Barron, Dianne Reeves, Eddie Daniels, Jerry Gonzalez' Fort Apache Band, Rod Stewart, Beastie Boys, Eddie Henderson, Hiram Bullock, Bob Berg, Ron Carter, Jimmy Scott, Geoffrey Keezer, The Mingus Big Band and Randy Brecker, among many others. Locke has toured extensively throughout the world, both as leader and guest soloist. Some highlights include a 16-city tour of Russia, which culminated in a concert with the Moscow Chamber Orchestra,

  • Vibraphone
  • Marimba
  • Piano
  • Jazz
  • Dance
  • R&B/Soul
Popular Tracks   
Afterglow on Nocturne for Ava by Bob Sneider & Joe Locke
Cadê a Rita? on Cadê a Rita? by Dani Gurgel & Joe Locke
But beautiful on But Beautiful by Joe Locke
Ain't No Sunshine on Lay Down My Heart by Joe Locke
A Child Is Born on Longing by Joe Locke
Back up/The double up on Longing by Joe Locke
Nancy with the laughing face on But Beautiful by Joe Locke
You don't know what love is on But Beautiful by Joe Locke
Dedicated to You on Lay Down My Heart by Joe Locke
I Wish You Love on Love in Translation by Rosario Giuliani, Roberto Gatto & Joe Locke

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Title Artist Year Type
Subtle DisguiseJoe Locke2018Album
Parts UnknownJohn McLean Clark Sommers Band, Joe Locke, Xavier Breaker2017Album
Circulation: The Music of Gary McFarlandJoe Locke, Sharel Cassity, Bruce Barth, Mike Lawrence, Michael Benedict2015Album
DecemberKlemens Marktl Sextet, Seamus Blake, Joe Locke, Aaron Goldberg, Harish Raghavan2015Album
Love Is A PendulumJoe Locke2015Album
Lay Down My HeartJoe Locke2013Album
Stepping On StarsJoe Locke, Rosario Giuliani, Dado Moroni2011Album
Storms / NocturnesTim Garland / Geoff Keezer / Joe Locke2011Album
For The Love Of YouJoe Locke Featuring Kenny Washington And Geoff Keezer, George Mraz, Clarence Penn2010Album
Force Of FourJoe Locke2008Album
Live At JazzBalticaTrio Da Paz, Joe Locke2008Album
ExplorationTommy Smith, Joe Locke2007Album
Standards - Green And BlueJohn Hart Trio Featuring Guest Joe Locke2006Album
Rev·elation - Live At Ronnie Scott'sJoe Locke And The Milt Jackson Tribute Band2005Album
Dear LifeJoe Locke & 4 Walls Of Freedom2004Album
4 Walls Of FreedomJoe Locke2003Album
The WillowFrank Kimbrough, Joe Locke2002Album
KyotoJohannes Enders Quartet Feat. Joe Locke2002Album
State Of SoulJoe Locke & Storytelling2002Album
Storms/NocturnesTim Garland, Geoff Keezer, Joe Locke2001Album
StorytellingJoe Locke2001Album
Beauty BurningJoe Locke2000Album
Saturn's ChildFrank Kimbrough, Joe Locke1999Album
Sound TracksJoe Locke1997Album
Uncommon ThreadsJay Collins, Kenny Barron, Joe Locke, Rufus Reid, Ben Riley1994Album
Wire WalkerJoe Locke1993Album
But BeautifulJoe Locke & Kenny Barron1991Album
ScenarioJoe Locke1987Album
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