Joe Locke Group

For his new recording, world-renowned vibraphonist and 2016 Rochester Music Hall of Fame inductee Joe Locke has assembled a tightly knit quartet which brings to life this diverse and emotionally powerful music, and lays the framework for stellar contributions from special guests Adam Rogers (guitar), Dave Binney (alto), and vocalists Raul Midón and Alina Engibaryan. The subjects of love, loss, history and social awareness are explored in 6 new original songs and two blues-imbued covers by Bob Dylan and Blind Willie Johnson. For this year’s XJIF Joe will be joined by Jim Ridl (piano), Lorin Cohen (bass) and Samvel Sarkisyan (drums), the core quartet from the Subtle Disguise album, as well as the amazing jazz/rock vocalist Paul Jost and maybe even a surprise or two!