With Joe Locke, vibraphone; Kenny Washington, vocals; Jim Ridl, piano; Clarence Penn, drums; and Lorin Cohen, bass
“Not only has he mastered an instrument that has catapulted only a handful of players to the forefront of modern jazz – but [Locke] has done so in a way that transcends mere technique and establishes him as a unique and adventurous musical voice.” - San Francisco Bay Guardian
Vibraphonist Joe Locke is widely considered to be one of the lead voices on his instrument, having won numerous awards and polls, including the 2006, 2008, and 2009 “Mallet Player of the Year” award from the Jazz Journalists Association. Long known as a soloist capable of stunning physical power and broad emotional range, Locke has performed and recorded with many notable musicians, including Grover Washington Jr., Kenny Barron, Eddie Henderson, Cecil Taylor, Dianne Reeves, and Ron Carter. Locke’s quartet will be joined by vocalist Kenny Washington for this annual return to Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola.