-Joe Locke – Vibraphone
-Geoffrey Keezer – Piano
-Mike Pope – Bass
-Terreon Gully – Drums
The Joe Locke/Goeff Keezer Group is a musical group consisting of 4 already well established musicians. Locke is the vibraphonist, leader and main composer of the group, and is known as one of the modern masters of his instrument. He is known for his solo work, including a 6 movement suite he composed, entitled “Four Walls of Freedom”. He was won a number of awards, including the “Mallet Player of The Year” award from the Jazz Journalists Association, in 2006, 2008 and 2009. Keezer is a a jazz pianist, who showed a great talent for music at a young age. He is a two time Grammy nominee, and has worked with numberous jazz legends. He has released 11 solo albums to date.
Locke and Keezer began collaborating in 2000, and in 2006 they released their exciting album “Live In Seattle”, a recording from their performance at the 2005 Ballard Jazz Festival.
The duo recruited bassist Mike Pope, and more recently, drummer Terreon Gully to join the group and this current lineup is certainly one of the most exciting jazz “supergroups” around today.
Their most recent album, “Signing” (Motéma Music) has received international acclaim.
“Signing stands as an extraordinary traverse of music—a reminder, for even the most jaded and cynical, of the undiluted joys of music making.” – Seton Hawkins, “All About Jazz” — July 9, 2012
“The Joe Locke/Geoffrey Keezer Group is a perfect match, balancing the wide musical interests of two leaders who are also formidable composers and performers. […] While Joe Locke and Geoff Keezer both lead individual groups of their own, the occasional opportunity for them to join forces is guaranteed to produce memorable music.” – Ken Dryden, allmusic.com — June, 2012
“If you want to hear the beauty and power of what happens when a group of solid musical talents can do when they connect, this is a recording you should check out .” – TheJazzPages— May 4th, 2012
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