Joe Locke 'Amaranth'

Amaranth Tour 2022

“I call this project Amaranth because, like the plant itself, this band is a seasonal perennial that flowers once a year to share its offering. The occasion of our meeting is joyful and meaningful for the four of us and always results in some special music. The group’s repertoire is derived from many influences – […]

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Dizzy’s Club July 29-31

Joe returns to Dizzy’s to revisit his celebrated partnership with the great vocalist Kenny Washington. Joe and Kenny have previously explored the music of Henry Mancini, Johnny Mandel, Ennio Morricone and others. This time they dip into the well of the pop and soul lexicon, as well as some classics from the Great American Songbook. […]

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Joe Locke & Kenny Washington

POP! ROCK! SOUL! at Keystone Korner Baltimore July 22-24

The more I do this, the more I realize what a privilege it is to do it – to be in community with others and make a joyful noise with gifted co-conspirators. Please join us for the celebration at one of these great East Coast venues. We’ll be playing music from my upcoming new release, […]

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Joe Locke & Phil Markowitz in Conversation

On the day of the digital release of their 1983 album “Live In Front of the Silver Screen”, Joe Locke and Phil Markowitz compare notes and revisit the origin of their landmark early-career recording, speak to guests and share how much this timeless record still means to them today. “Live In Front of the Silver […]

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Subtle Disguise – Streamed Concert

Joe, Jim Ridl, Lorin Cohen and Samvel Sarkisyan recently recorded an energy-infused set for South Florida JAZZ, which we’re proud to present as a streamed broadcast. Please stick around afterwards as the band will be available for a live Q&A to discuss the music and more. Saturday, 20 Feb, 8:00pm EST If you’re in a […]

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Watchtower / Breathe

On the eve of a crucial election in the USA, Joe Locke looks at Bob Dylan’s lyrics as a metaphor for the state of racial justice in 2020. “I was sitting at the piano not long ago, toying with Bob Dylan’s ‘All Along The Watchtower’ when I began singing a new set of lyrics as if […]

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Watermill Jazz ‘Music And Stories’

The Watermill Jazz Club is an award-winning weekly concert venue in the UK, run by passionate individuals who have been welcoming international and British Jazz musicians and bands since 1994. Joe has been invited to play for the wonderful Watermill audience at their Surrey venue in the south of England many times and is extremely […]

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Live from Our Living Rooms

Joe is excited to connect with you on Zoom as part of the ‘Live from Our Living Rooms” initiative. “I’m looking forward to playing a few tunes for you, sharing some poetry and stories, perhaps giving students something to work on or think about, and reflecting on these trying times.” Please join him: Wednesday, 01 […]

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Spanish Harlem Orchestra "The Latin Jazz Project"

Out Now: The SHO’s ‘Latin Jazz Project’

Multi-GRAMMY® Award Winning Spanish Harlem Orchestra expands their repertoire with the release of The Latin Jazz Project, due out on ArtistShare on May 22, 2020. After flashing glimpses of their Latin Jazz prowess over the course of their previous six recordings, SHO goes ‘all in’ on The Latin Jazz Project, their first full length Latin jazz release. A litany of top-tier […]

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