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Cross Border Jazz: JOE LOCKE WITH UGETSU (, Ugetsu

Sat. January 24th 2009 8:30pm doors at 7:30pm @  The Cellar Restaurant/Jazz Club (All Ages) 8:30pm doors at 7:30pm
$20 General Admission* (plus $15 min food/beverage charge)
Tickets at: Coastal Jazz & Blues Society, The Cellar Restaurant/Jazz Club, All Ticketmaster Locations, Highlife Records
Presented by: The Cellar Restaurant/Jazz Club, The Cellar Restaurant/Jazz Club
Joe 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. 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.


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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