LIVE FROM DIZZY'S CLUB COCA-COLA: With Joe Locke, Vibraphone; Robert Rodriguez, Piano; Clarence Penn, Drums; George Mraz, Bass; Kenny Washington, Vocals
Of the first time he heard singer Kenny Washington, Joe Locke says "It was a revelation. I was deeply affected by what I heard and vowed to myself to find a way to collaborate with him." Fans of cool, introspective jazz, in which vocals and instruments are treated as equals, are lucky that Locke kept his word, as the Joe Locke Quintet is returning to Dizzy’s for the sixth consecutive year. In addition to new tunes, the group will perform selections from its acclaimed album For the Love of You, including both originals and some interesting choices by artists such as Neil Young and the Isley Brothers. Featuring the mighty Joe Locke on vibraphone, Robert Rodriguez on piano, Clarence Penn on drums, George Mraz on bass, and Kenny Washington on vocals, this is a tried-and-true combo that always impresses Dizzy’s audiences.