Joe Locke

Thomas A. Laskin Virtual Master Class

Joe Locke

February 10 at 7:30 PM | Free & open to the public

We are thrilled to welcome vibraphonist Joe Locke as our next virtual guest of the Thomas A. Laskin Jazz Master Class series on Wednesday, February 10 at 7:30 pm!

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, Raul Midón, Kenny Barron, Eddie Henderson, Cecil Taylor, Dianne Reeves, Eddie Palmieri, Ron Carter, The Beastie Boys, the Münster Symphony Orchestra, the Spanish Harlem Orchestra, the Orchestra da Camera della Sardegna and the Lincoln, Nebraska Symphony.

Locke’s latest album, Subtle Disguise (2018) represents “the total expression of who I am as a musician and human being.” (JL) and is very much a happy continuation of his search to unite his love of composition with the connective qualities of melody and groove. Jazziz Magazine celebrates it as “a crowning achievement from a certified vibraphone master.” Subtle Disguise features Jim Ridl, Lorin Cohen and Samvel Sarkisyan as part of the core quartet, plus guests Raul Midón, David Binney, Adam Rogers and Alina Engibaryan.




Joe Locke

Meet Joe Locke

Locke is a six-time recipient of the Jazz Journalists Association’s “Mallet Instrumentalist of the Year” Award, has received two Earshot Golden Ear Awards for “Concert of the Year” and the 2013 Hot House NYC Jazz Awards for Best Vibes Player, and keeps topping critics and readers polls. In 2016 he was honored with the induction into the Music Hall of Fame of his hometown Rochester, NY. He is an active clinician and educator in the United States and in Europe and has been the International Vibraphone Consultant at the Royal Academy Of Music, London, on a visiting basis since 2008, holding the title of Honorary Associate of the Royal Academy Of Music (Hon ARAM) since 2013.


Watch Joe’s cover of John Coltrane’s ‘Countdown’


The Thomas A. Laskin Memorial

Jazz Master Class Series

The Thomas A. Laskin Memorial Master Class Series provides insights on this uniquely American form with some of the best musicians in the country. Past guests include Grammy-winners Eddie Gomez and Brian Lynch, plus dozens of industry pros.