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Joe Locke Trio in Athens, NY, 12/3/11

Sold-out crowd enjoys good vibes

Joe Locke

“I was a crappy piano player and a crappy drummer so I figured I’d better find another instrument,” Joe Locke said during a Q&A session before his trio concert Dec. 3 at the Athens Cultural Center in Athens, N.Y.

By the end of the Q&A, every seat in the house was filled and it was standing room only. Planet Arts founder Tom Bellino said it was “the best turnout ever” and that he hoped no more people came, or the relatively small space would become uncomfortable. “How many times do you hope no more people come to a concert?” he joked.

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