All That Jazz
The Naples Philharmonic Jazz Orchestra
Joe Locke - Vibraphone
The Naples Philharmonic Jazz Orchestra is joined by vibraphonist Joe Locke for an intimate evening of great jazz composition. On the scene for more than 30 years, Locke is recognized worldwide as the jazz world’s preeminent vibraphonist and an accomplished band leader. Critics have declared him to be not only a master of the instrument, but also a “unique and adventurous musical voice” with an “ability to play cool and funky, heady and relaxed.” (The Times London)
Joe Locke is widely considered to be one of the major voices of his instrument. He has performed and recorded with a diverse range of notable musicians, including Grover Washington, Jr., Kenny Barron, Eddie Henderson, Cecil Taylor, Dianne Reeves, Ron Carter, The Beastie Boys, the Münster Symphony Orchestra, and the Lincoln’s Symphony Orchestra.
Locke has won numerous awards and polls, including the 2006, 2008 and 2009 “Mallet Player of the Year” award from the Jazz Journalists Association. He is active as a clinician/educator and has been the International Vibraphone Consultant at the Royal Academy of Music, London, on a visiting basis since 2008.