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London, January 2008

In this edition...

The Latest:
2008 plans and happenings

Vote for Joe Locke at the Golden Ear Awards
"Moment To Moment" - The Music of Henry Mancini

On Disc:
David Finck's “Future Day"
"Sticks and Strings" reviewed

Upcoming concerts / gigs / appearances:

January 2008   |   February 2008   |   March 2008


The Latest

2008 plans and happenings

The new year is already shaping up with international tour commitments for both established, as well as new band projects.

This summer will see Joe returning to North Germany to follow another invitation to play JazzBaltica in Salzau, near Kiel. This time he will be bringing his Quartet, including Jonathan Kreisberg (guitar), Joe LaBarbera (drums) and Jay Anderson (bass), with whom he recently recorded the successful JazzEyes release "Sticks and Strings" (available in Joe Locke's online shop).

There are further European appearances planned for this summer, when Joe will be on the road with a new project, "Joe Locke Force of Four". Stay tuned for dates and locations.

By the way, you can already catch "Force of Four" later this month at the Mohonk Mountain House in New Paltz, NY on January 19.

The 2008 tour calendar keeps growing and is frequently updated
Buy "Sticks and Strings" here*)

(* available online only, and for the lowest price on shop.joelocke.com.

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Golden Ear Award nomination for Joe Locke:
You can vote!

Until January 14 you can vote for your favourites at the 2007 Ear Shot Awards. Joe is nominated in the Concert of the Year category for his performance at last year's Port Townsend Jazz Festival. And if that wasn't enough, 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 as guest artist.

Earshot Jazz have been great supporters 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".

Vote here

or download the ballot paper directly from their website and e-mail/attach it to vote@earshot.org (alternatively you can post it to Earshot Jazz, 3429 Fremont Pl N #309, Seattle WA 98103, USA)

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"Moment To Moment" - The Music of Henry Mancini

Joe Locke & Co. celebrate the acclaimed composer's songbook with superb arrangements of such classic hits as Moon River, The Pink Panther, Two For The Road and Mr. Lucky. This all-star group, along with the sensational vocalist Kenny Washington, assures an evening of swinging and soul-stirring music from the pen of a true American Master.

March 25-30, 2008
Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola, New York City, USA


Joe Locke: (vibes), Kenny Washington: (vocals), Geoffrey Keezer: (piano), George Mraz: (bass), Clarence Penn: (drums)

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On Disc

David Finck's "Future Day"

Last year Joe was happy to accept an invitation by bassist David Finck to support him on his new album which is now being released on Sound Brush Records. The CD, entitled "Future Day", also features Joe La Barbera on drums and pianist Tom Ranier, plus special guests Jeremy Pelt (trumpet) and Bob Sheppardcan (tenor saxophone).

"[...] This is an album where the musicianship, excellent charts and a superb cast of players combine to make this disc one of the finest new releases of the year. An impressive debut for bassist David Finck and his quartet. [...]" (Edward Blanco, eJazz News)

"Future Day" will be on general release from February 12, 2008.

Joe Locke's selected guest appearances discography »

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"Sticks and Strings" reviewed

"...great music to listen to and bring to the Real Jazz audience..."
Dr. Mike's for RadioIO

"...this new direction could be an eye- and ear-opener..."
John Kelman's for All About Jazz

"...he’s never sounded better..."
Dr. Jeff Monroe for All About Jazz

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

also available on:
JazzCDs UK

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Upcoming Concerts / Gigs / Appearances

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, Ricky Rodriguez, drums TBA)

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

January 22-23
USA, New York City, NY - Jazz Standard
special guest w/ Edmar Castaneda Trio

January 27
USA, Half Moon Bay, CA - Bach, Dancing and Dynamite Society
special guest w/ Michael O'Neill 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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March 2008

March 07-08
USA, New York City, NY - Kitano Hotel
Jim Rotondi Quintet (w/ Danny Grissett, Billy Drummond, Barak Mori)

March 25-30
USA, New York City, NY - Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola
"Moment to Moment" - The Music of Henry Mancini
also feat. Kenny Washington (vocals), Geoffrey Keezer (piano), George Mraz (bass), Clarence Penn (drums)

March 29
GERMANY, TV broadcast - 3sat (television channel)
Joe Locke / Geoffrey Keezer Group (feat. Terreon Gully, Mike Pope, Jonathan Kreisberg)
recorded live at JazzBaltica, June 30, 2007 - Salzau, Germany

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Complete 2008 appearances listing

Best wishes!

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

For further questions or booking enquiries, please get in touch with Nadja von Massow or visit Joe Locke's official website for all relevant contact details.

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