Joe Locke

Joe Locke- Biography

Joe Locke is a well-known jazz vibraphonist, percussionist, and educator from the United States. He’s noted for his emotive vocal style when it comes to playing the guitar. As a composer and musician, he is well-known.

What is the Net Worth of Joe Locke? Salary, Earnings

Joe has worked in the music industry for decades, gaining a wealth of experience, fame, and fortune. He has always been involved in a variety of projects, albums, and collaborations through which he has made money. His main source of income is his vibraphonist vocation. As of 2022, his net worth is believed to be approximately $4 million.

Joe Locke- Birth, Age, Ethnicity, Siblings, Parents

Joe was born in Palo Alto, California, on March 18, 1959. In Rochester, New York, he grew up in a Christian home. His father was a musician who instilled in him a love of classical music. When he was eight years old, he began learning music and playing instruments. There is no information about his family or parents available.

Joe began learning to play the drums and piano when he was eight years old. Bobby Hutcherson and Milt Jackson impacted him, and he finally became interested in jazz music. Joe began playing the vibraphone when he was thirteen years old. After high school, he enrolled at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester and began taking private lessons from pianist Phil Markowitz and bassist Steve Davis. He also received instruction from renowned instructors such as John Beck, Gordon Stout, and Ted Moore.

Quick Facts

Real Name Joseph Paul Locke
Birth Date 18 March 1959
Age 62 Years
Birth Place Palo Alto, California, United States
Nationality American
Profession Musician
Religion Christianity
Sun sign Pisces
Height in feet inches – 6’ 0” – in Centimetres – 182 cm
Weight in Kilograms – 75 kg  –  in Pounds –  165 lbs
Chest Size 40 inches
Waist Size 34 inches
Biceps Size 16 inches
Shoe Size 11 (U.S.)
Hair Color Dark Brown
Eye Color Blue
Body Type Slim

Joe Locke- Relationship, Married Life, Boyfriend, Girlfriend

Joe’s personal life, previous romances, and current marital status are all unknown. He has kept a low profile when it comes to his family and personal life. He hasn’t made any announcements on social media, either. Joe Locke is thought to be married based on hearsay, although there is no trustworthy verifiable information.

Joe Locke- Professional Career

While still in high school, Joe began his musical career as a rock performer, ad Plating for various rock bands. He continued his career as a percussionist and vibraphonist after learning jazz and vibraphone. Joe Locke relocated to New York City and began working for artists including Kenny Barron, Freddy Cole, Marvin Smith, and Eddie Handerson. He struggled for the first few years of his career, but he eventually established himself as a hard bop player, working with a variety of artists and touring the world. In the meantime, he wrote his debut song for the independent documentary film El Salvador: Another Vietnam.

Steeplechase signed him, and he released his first solo album, “Present Tense,” in 1990. Under the name Steeplechase, he released new albums every year. “Longing,” “But Beautiful with Kenny Barron,” “wire walker,” “moment to moment,” and others were among his albums. In 1999, he formed the Mutual Appreciation Society, which included David Hazeltine, Essiet Essiet, Billy Drummond, and Geoff Keezer as members. In 1999, the band released the album “Mutual Appreciation Society.” Joe later moved companies and became affiliated with Sirocco jazz ltd.

Raise to Fame

With the company, he published various albums, including “Saturn’s Child with Frank Kimbrough,” “Beauty Burning,” “storytelling,” and others. Joe also worked on a Milt Jackson tribute album with pianist Mike LeDonne and bassist Bob Cranshaw for Sharp Nine Records in 2005. Joe was inducted into the Rochester Musical Hall of Fame alongside other notable performers in 2016. He has released several albums and songs in recent years, including “Lay down my heart” in 2013, “Love in Pendulum” in 2015, and his most recent work, “Subtle disguise,” which he released in 2018. He is still performing as a vibraphonist and percussionist, and he frequently collaborates with other musicians. He’s also a teacher who attends conferences, workshops, and masterclasses to help emerging artists advance in their careers.

Body Measurements: Height, Weight, Hair color

Joe Locke stands 6 ft 0 inches tall and weighs 75 kg. Furthermore, he has Dark Brown hair and Blue eyes.

Social Media Details

Joe Locke does not have an official presence on social media platforms such as Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, YouTube, and TikTok.


  • In 2003, he released the album Four Walls of Freedom, which was inspired by Thomas Merton’s writings.
  • He has won the Mallet Instrumental Award of the Year five times from the Jazz Journalists Association.
  • Wayne Escoffery, a saxophone, had a guest appearance on his album Force of Four, which was released in 2008.

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