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Event Archive - Cross Border Jazz: JOE LOCKE With UGETSU, Ugetsu

Fri. January 23rd 2009 8:30 doors at 7:30pm @  The Cellar Restaurant/Jazz Club (All Ages) 8:30 doors at 7:30pm
$20 General Admission* (plus $15 min food/beverage charge)
Tickets at: Coastal Jazz & Blues Society, All Ticketmaster Locations, Highlife Records 1317 Commerical Dr
Presented by: The Cellar Restaurant/Jazz Club, The Cellar Restaurant/Jazz Club
oe Locke is considered by many to be the most gifted vibraphonist in jazz today. “He’s a unique and adventurous musical voice,” lauds the San Francisco Bay Guardian. AllAboutJazz.com raves that “Joe Locke might just be this generation’s Milt Jackson.” Demonstrating his range, Locke has performed with a diverse group of musicians including Kenny Barron, Jimmy Scott, the Mingus Big Band, and Cecil Taylor. He was recently voted the No. 1 vibist in Down Beat magazine’s Critics Poll. Joining Locke in this cross-border collaboration is Vancouver’s smokin’ hard-bop sextet Ugetsu led by drummer Bernie Arai with Steve Kaldestad sax, Brad Turner trumpet, Rod Murray trombone, Ross Taggart piano, André Lachance bass. The program is Mode for Joes—the music of Joe Locke and Joe Henderson.

Ugetsu

Named after the Japanese word for fantasy, this Vancouver group began its life as an Art Blakey tribute band and has since become one of the country’s finest original ensembles. Co-led by drummer Bernie Arai and saxophonist Jon Bentley, the group’s repertoire features compositions by all of its members as well as jazz classics. With a hard-bop ... more info
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