Joe Locke/Warren Wolf Duo
Saturday, September 23
Vibraphonist JOE LOCKE is one of the major voices of his instrument, known for his work as a soloist, composer, bandleader, and conceptualist. Derek Richardson of the San Francisco Bay Guardian writes, “Not only has he mastered an instrument that has catapulted only a handful of players to the forefront of modern jazz – but he has done so in a way that transcends mere technique and establishes him as a unique and adventurous musical voice.” Joe has performed and recorded with a diverse range of notable musicians, including Grover Washington Jr., Kenny Barron, Eddie Henderson, Cecil Taylor, Dianne Reeves, Ron Carter, the Beastie Boys, the Münster Symphony Orchestra, and the Lincoln Symphony Orchestra. He released his latest album, Love is a Pendulum, in 2015. He has received numerous awards and has been appointed International Vibraphone Consultant by the Royal Academy of Music, London.
Vibraphonist and multi-instrumentalist WARREN WOLF is “a rising virtuoso whose form and technical abilities continue the lineage of great vibe players such as Milt Jackson, Bobby Hutcherson and Stefon Harris” (All*About*Jazz). Growing up in Baltimore, Warren studied classical music at Peabody Preparatory, and the Baltimore School of the Arts. He then moved to Boston to attend the Berklee College of Music, where he studied with vibraphonists Dave Samuels and Ed Saindon and began to dive deeper into jazz. After graduating, Warren continued playing vibes, drums, and piano across Boston and taught in Berklee’s percussion department before moving back to Baltimore. Warren has since performed around the world and recorded with Wynton Marsalis and the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra, Jeremy Pelt, Esperanza Spalding, Ron Carter, and Lewis Nash, among many other luminaries. Warren’s latest album, Convergence, was released in 2016.