Born in Palo Alto, California, Joe Locke is regarded to be the vibraphonist of his generation. A self-taught improvisor, he benefited from his early studies in classical percussion and composition. As a jazz musician, Locke was precocious, having played with such luminaries as Dizzy Gillespie. Joe has performed with Grover Washington Jr., Kenny Barron, Dianne Reeves, Elvis Costello, The Beastie Boys, among many others.
(photo by Eric Richmond)