A remarkble young vibraphonist in the Milt Jackson tradition.
Dave Gelly (Observer)
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Welcome to my new website! I’m still finessing the design and functionality (in particular the gallery isn’t yet working!), but please take a look around and let me know what you think.

I’m a jazz vibraphonist and drummer based in London, UK. I specialise in playing straight ahead, swinging jazz, unashamedly influenced by players like Milt Jackson, Cal Tjader and others. I’ve been described by Clark Tracey as “one of the best vibes players this country has ever produced.”

You can read more about me and my playing on the Bio page.

Of particular interest you’ll find a page about my upcoming project, “Portrait of the MJQ”, which is a new band I’ve put together which is in the pre-production stages of making its debut album, to be recorded in autumn of 2016. Please click on the MJQ link for more detailed information.

Another upcoming project is BopFest 2016, which is a jazz festival I run in conjunction with saxophonist Allison Neale. We started it last year as a way of promoting straight ahead jazz & bebop in London during the official EJF London Jazz Festival. It was an unexpectedly big success and we decided to do it again this year, but even bigger and better! You can read more about it, see the lineups and by tickets over at the official BopFest website, http://www.bopfest.co.uk/
OK, I am now officially a fan!!
Joe Locke