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New York / London, December 2007

In this edition...

The Latest:
"Sticks and Strings" available online
Joe Locke's 2007 German concerts top Jazz mag poll
Golden Ear Award nomination for Port Townsend concert
Joe Locke 'Force of Four' in Bern (Switzerland)

Recording News:
"Exploration" - the TSYJO featuring Joe Locke

Upcoming concerts / gigs / appearances:
December 2007   |   January 2008   |   February 2008


The Latest

"Sticks and Strings" available online!

You can now easily buy Joe's latest release "Sticks and Strings" directly in our online store.

For his new album as a band leader, Joe gathered the great talents of guitarist Jonathan Kreisberg, bassist Jay Anderson and drummer Joe LaBarbera to record these seven originals and two standards. He created a 'sticks and strings theme', that goes much further than the musicians' tools it seems to represent.

The album is now available in Joe's Music Shop.*)

Listen to sound samples of this album »
Buy 'Sticks and Strings' CD here »

also available on:
JazzCDs UK

Joe Locke discographies:
Complete solo discography
Selected guest appearances

(* we ship worldwide - from the UK.

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Joe Locke's 2007 German concerts top Jazz mag poll

The editors of one of Germany's biggest monthly Jazz magazine, JAZZTHETIK, have voted two of Joe's recent performances in Germany into the number one spot as Concerts of the Year in the Best On-the-Road category. 'Joe Locke at JazzBaltica 2007' and 'The Joe Locke Quartet at A-Trane (Berlin)' made top positions in the annual ranking.

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Golden Ear Award nomination for Port Townsend concert

Joe's concert at this year's Port Townsend Jazz Festival has just been nominated for a 2007 Ear Shot Award in the 'Concert of the Year' category. Furthermore, Seattle based trumpet player Thomas Marriott received a 'Recording of the Year' nomination for his latest album "Both Sides of the Fence", which features Joe on two tracks. Earshot Jazz have been a great supporter of Joe's recent musical projects, presenting the Joe Locke / Geoffrey Keezer Group with the '2005 Concert of the Year Award' for "Live in Seattle".

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Joe Locke 'Force of Four' in Bern (Switzerland)

It's been exactly 4 years since Joe has last played at Marian's Jazz Room in Bern. This time he will be introducing a brand new band project on their first official outing: Joe Locke 'Force of Four' featuring Robert Rodriguez on piano, Carmen Intorre on drums and bassist Ricky Rodriguez. Joe is very excited to be able to bring this new quartet to Switzerland.

Further engagements in the US are already schedule over the next couple of months. Visit the 2007/2008 appearances schedule for details.

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Recording News

"Exploration" - the TSYJO, featuring Joe Locke

In March 2007, Joe followed an invitation by Scottish saxophonist, composer, bandleader and orchestra director Tommy Smith, to appear as special guest on a short series of concerts with the Tommy Smith Youth Jazz Orchestra (TSYJO). The highly successful Exploration Tour, kindly supported by Shell - bringing together the most promising young Scottish musicians with the talents of Michael Janisch (bass), Ryan Quigley, Tom MacNiven (trumpets) and featuring Joe Locke as a special guest - finished in a recording studio in Glasgow.

The album "Exploration" will be released later this month and is going to be available at Spartacus Records.

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Upcoming Concerts / Gigs / Appearances

December 2007

December 11-15
SWITZERLAND, Bern - Marian's Jazz Room
Joe Locke "Force of Four" (w/ Robert Rodriguez, Carmen Intorre, Ricky Rodriguez)

December 21-22
USA, Detroit, MI - The Jazz Café at Music Hall
w/ Jim Rotondi Quintet (feat. w/ Danny Grissett, Billy Drummond, Barak Mori)

December 31
USA, New York City, NY - Kitano Hotel
Joe Locke "Force of Four" (w/ Robert Rodriguez,
Carmen Intorre, Greg Ryan)

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January 2008

January 18
USA, New Paltz, NY - Mohonk Mountain House
w/ Trio da Paz

January 19
USA, New Paltz, NY - Mohonk Mountain House
Joe Locke "Force of Four"
(w/ Robert Rodriguez,
Carmen Intorre, Ricky Rodriguez)

January 20
USA, New Paltz, NY - Mohonk Mountain House
w/ Dena DeRose

January 27
USA, Half Moon Bay, CA - Bach, Dancing and Dynamite Society
special guest w/ Michael O'Neil Quintet (featuring vocalist Kenny Washington)

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February 2008

February 14-16
USA, New York City, NY - The Knickerbocker
w/ Lew Soloff and François Moutin

February 22
USA, Norfolk, VA - Jazz on Granby
Joe Locke Quartet

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Complete 2007/2008 appearances listing

Best wishes... and a wonderful 2008!

Nadja von Massow
nadworks | joelocke.com
Nadja von Massow
Joe Locke Management

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