Mr. Lockett is currently in the studio working on his new solo CD project. Please be sure to check back with us to be one of the first to purchase what is sure to be a typically “sizzling” Carl Lockett production.


Hear Carl Lockett
See (and hear) Carl Lockett Live and In Person

Carl Lockett, a San Francisco Bay Area legend, has been spellbinding audiences over the years with his electrifying musical technique. Lockett is a phenomenal, authentic, original groove master who completely astounds listeners.

The musical technique he employs is spellbinding, absolutely captivating, and reveals why he has audiences standing on their feet. Lockett’s music has been described as “the most exciting, exhilarating musical ride ever, at the same time wrapping one in the most luxurious, warm sounds, as if riding in a plush limousine”. This demonstrates his ability to absolutely captivate and mesmerize an audience.

For his extraordinary musical expression on the guitar, Lockett has received many notable accolades while participating in recording sessions and touring throughout the United States, Europe and Asia with great artists such as, Chuck Mangione, Randy Crawford, Jimmy Smith, Joey DeFrancesco, Hank Crawford, Jimmy McGriff, Plaz Johnson, Tammy Terrell and David Ruffin. His great musical talents have been on display at many well-known festivals and venues including the NORTH SEA and MONTREUX JAZZ FESTIVALS, all three Blue Note Clubs in Japan and the 1980 Winter Olympics. He also wowed audiences with an unparalleled performance at the 50TH ANNIVERSARY MONTEREY JAZZ FESTIVAL in 2007 with Joey DeFrancesco.

His impressive career includes a motion picture role as a nightclub band member in the Academy Award nominated Peggy Sue Got Married.

Lockett can groove you, he can smooth jazz you, he can hard rock you, and he can lullaby you. He is an impressive musician who, once seen and heard, demonstrates his genuine talent and his remarkable ability to lift an audience and take their breath away.