Live@RWU Presents the Joe Locke Duo

Date(s) - 10/15/2014
12:00 am - 7:30 pm

Roger Williams University Global Heritage Hall Atrium

Vibraphonist Joe Locke is widely considered to be one of the major voices of his instrument. Long known to be a soloist capable of stunning physical power and broad emotional range, it was not until the last decade that he emerged as the composer, band leader and conceptualist that he is considered today.

This is in no small part due to his recent solo projects, notably “Four Walls of Freedom” (Sirocco), a 6 movement suite featuring the late tenor saxophonist Bob Berg; “Live in Seattle” (Origin) by The Joe Locke / Geoffrey Keezer Group which won the 2006 Ear Shot award for Concert of the Year and his eloquent and vibrant quartet “Force Of Four” (Origin).

Since joining Motéma Music in 2011 Joe has released three intrinsically different albums bearing witness of his immense stylistic versatility and ability to create artistic depth in a variety of contexts:

After “Signing”, the long awaited follow-up studio album of “Live In Seattle” 2012 also saw the release of Joe Locke’s first ever symphonic project, “Wish Upon A Star”, featuring Locke’s Quartet with Lincoln Nebraska’s Symphony Orchestra. The Blues & Ballads album “Lay Down My Heart” marks the third release on Motéma, which quickly rose to #1 on the JazzWeek US radio charts.

Locke has won numerous awards and polls, including the 2006, 2008 and 2009 “Mallet Player of the Year” award from the Jazz Journalists Association, and the 2013 Hot House NYC Jazz Awards for best Vibes Player. He is an active clinician and educator in the United States and Europe and has been the International Vibraphone Consultant at the Royal Academy of Music, London, on a visiting basis since 2008.

Due to high demand for the Live@RWU series and a limited seating capacity in Global Heritage Hall, ticket reservations are required for the Joe Locke Duo concert on October 15.

You can reserve tickets via the reservation forms below. Please note that individual registrations must be submitted for every event attendee. If there is more than one person in your group, please submit the registration form multiple times, as needed, with information for each attendee.

After submitting the form, please check your email account for a confirmation email. That email will serve as your receipt. Please print the receipt and bring to the event with a valid photo ID that matches the name on the receipt.

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