The latest:

New album: “For The Love Of You”

Album launch at Dizzy's

New website: re-designed

Best of the Year / Best of the Decade

Concert news for 2010
Hello everybody

We have not been in touch for some time, but we are looking back at a few busy months: while Joe has finished an amazing new recording (read more further below), his website’s redesign has finally been completed and a brand new has gone live to start the new decade.

We are aiming to update you more regularly again from now on. The new year is shaping up to become another exciting one for Joe and his various band projects. Stay tuned for more information on tour schedules, album news and website additions.

Have a great 2010!
New album:
“For The Love Of You”

Elegance, lyricism and soul are the sublime qualities at play in this magical new release. For the first time since Storytelling in 2002, Joe includes vocals as a primary part of the mix. Forging a style that seems to be made of equal parts Nat King Cole and Donny Hathaway, singer Kenny Washington weaves his unique spell around a diverse repertoire.

The album features a stunning all-star cast with Geoffrey Keezer (piano), George Mraz (bass) and Clarence Penn (drums).

“For The Love Of You” (E1 Music) will be on general release from January 26, 2010.
Album launch
at Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola

The Joe Locke Group - featuring Geoffrey Keezer, George Mraz, Clarence Penn and Kenny Washington - will be celebrating the release of "For The Love of You" with a 6-night engagement at Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola in New York City.

January 26 - 31, 2010
Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola
Jazz at Lincoln Center, New York City, NY, USA
The Joe Locke Group
New website:
Joe Locke 3.0 is here!

After almost four years we have finally decided to make a decent site even better. The completely redesigned allows for more multi media to be streamed, more generous visuals to be displayed, and extra interactivity to be integrated. The more spacious layout can now incorporate additional features such as sound samples, a video gallery and more intuitive navigation - all very much to reflect Joe’s busy schedule and various projects. We also wanted to respond to those many ideas and requests that have been sent to us by Joe's web-savvy fans. Thanks for all the input!

Like every active website, this is a work in progress. And even now that we have launched, there’s still a lot being done in the background. So come and visit frequently and feel free to let us know what you think.
Best of the Year / Best of the Decade

Two of Joe's recordings have made the DownBeat "Best CDs of the 2000s" listing in the magazine's January issue: "Beauty Burning" (Sirocco, 2000), "4 Walls of Freedom" (Sirocco, 2003). Also included is Tim Garland's "Storms/Nocturnes" (featuring Joe Locke and Geoffrey Keezer - Sirocco, 2002).
The 2009 release "Mutual Admiration Society 2" (with David Hazeltine, feat. Billy Drummond and Essiet Essiet - SharpNine, 2009) has received wide spread critical acclaim and has been voted into many "Best of 2009" album lists and polls.

Other concert news for 2010

The first few months of 2010 will see Joe back on the road with two of his all-time favourite bands:
A keenly awaited return of Tim Garland’s Storms/Nocturnes project - featuring Tim on Sax and bass clarinet, Geoffrey Keezer on piano and Joe on vibes - will take the trio to Germany and Great Britain at the end of February.

Check the tour dates for confirmed appearances.

Btw. Both their albums, "Storms Nocturnes" and "Rising Tide" will be available in Joe's Online Music Store in time for the tour.
Force of Four
Joe’s quartet featuring Robert Rodriguez, Johnathan Blake and Ricardo Rodriguez are going to play at the Kitano (NYC) for two nights at the end of March.

In April, drummer Terreon Gully will join Joe, Robert and Ricky for a two week tour of Switzerland and Italy.

Check the appearances for confirmed dates.
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