Carl Lockett's Hard-Bop Jazz Quintet "Carl Lockett's Hard-Bop Jazz Quintet" Carl Lockett's Hard-Bop Jazz Quintet

Hard bop is a subgenre of jazz that is an extension of bebop (or "bop") music. Journalists and record companies began using the term in the mid-1950s to describe a new current within jazz which incorporated influences from rhythm and blues, gospel music, and blues, especially with drums, rhythm guitar, saxophone and hammond organ playing. This is how we're going to describe Carl Lockett into the forseable future.

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To the Jazz Club Bookers and the connoisseurs of real good jazz, and our Friends on Social Media, Michael Burton Productions, LLC knows it has to be good.


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Carl Lockett

A well-seasoned, phenomenal, authentic, original master groove artist; expresses an extraordinary musical technique that mesmerizes all that hear him.

Carl Lockett is a Bay Area legend. A musical child prodigy, Carl started out as a drummer, then went to tho guitar. By the age of 14, he was playing gigs around the San Francisco Bay Area, even opening for the legendary Redd Foxx's comedy shows. For over 4 decades, he has made a name for himself in the music industry.

Eternally youthful, and upbeat, he still wears his passion for music on his sleeve. At his live shcws, if you watch closely, you'll often see him break into a big grin, the music just gives him that much joy.
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.

Carl has played live, and on studio alburns with Chuck Mangione, Randy Crawford, Jimmy Smith, Joey DeFrancesco, Hank Crawford, Jimmy McGriff, Plaz Johnson, Rhoda Scott, Tammy Terrell, Esther Phillips, The Platters, The Ink Spots, Big Mama Thornton, Jackie Wilson, The Drifters, Papa John Creach, Brook Benton, Dakota Staton, The Coasters, Bill Summers, David Ruffin, Michel Bénébig, The Whispers Rhythm Section, and Sargent Tucker.

His complete mastery of his instrument and his class and talent, has had him in diverse settings, ranging from a perfect third in a traditional organ trio (Touring with Jimmy McGriff, and Jimmy Smith), to sitting in for Jerry Garcia.

In the past he has played the North Sea, Montreaux, & Monterey Jazz Festivals, all three Blue Note Clubs in Japan and the 1980 Winter Olympics. His impressive career includes a motion picture role as a nightclub band member in the Academy Award Norminated Peggy Sue Got Married and an appearence on The Tonight Show performing with Chuck Mangione.

His soundtrack work includes performing on The Twilight Zone with Merl Saunders, and Cannonball Run with Burt Reynolds. He played the 2007 Monterey Jazz festival with Joey DeFrancesco, and played notable gigs with Dr. Lonnie Liston Smith, and Akiko Tsuruga.

Carl Lockett is the premier Jazz Guitar Player.

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.

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Michel Bénébig & Carl Lockett

Michel Bénébig was born in Noumea, New Caledonia - South-Pacific in June 27, 1964.

Michel started played bass-guitar, accordion and keyboards in dance bands at age 11. He studied classical piano from 16 to 26 years old, at the Noumea Music-School (ETM), then in France (C.N.R de Besancon from 1990 to 1992).

Michel started playing the B3 Hammond Organ in June 1992, as a self-taught musician, he taught himself how to play foot-pedal bass and Jazz - Organ techniques.

Michel Bénébig met the greatest Jazz & Blues organists like: Jimmy McGriff ( Atlanta - Georgia USA ) in February 1995 and the legendary and 'Incredible' Jimmy Smith ( Oakland - California USA ) in January 1996, Rhoda Scott ( Nouméa to New Calédonia ) in May 1996.

Michel Bénébig is an awesome Hammond organ player. It's not hard to see why guys like Jimmy Smith were happy to hang out with him, or that Tony Monaco considers him a close personal friend. Not only can this guy play, but he really is one hell of a nice person. Michel has met the masters and learned straight from the source.

Michel Bénébig is a professional Jazz & Blues organist, founder of the "AMJ-BECA" composer and band leader.

With many awards over the years Michel Bénébig still captures the audience with his pure jazz pressence, and I invite you to enjoy the music as much as I do.

Carl Lockett and Michel Bénébig are the Premier Jazz Ensemble.

An Article By Scott Yanow:
Michel BENEBIG ‘Nouméa to New York’ April 2017 by Scott Yanow ‘L.A Jazz Scene’

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Jazz & Blues Organist, Composer, Music Teacher & Artistic Director New Caledonia FaceBook Music Page

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Booking Carl Lockett
Thank You for visiting our introduction of Carl Lockett - Michel Bénébig.

As we prepare for our 2018 and into 2019 series of shows, Michael Burton Productions, LLC once again would like to involve all of our Social Media Family in this continuing process. Oh sure one might say that it's all the same in the production, but I tend to disagree. This will be like working the trenches once again in these first number of shows. All of the Auditoriums, Stadiums, and Performing Arts Centers that I have created some type of production in over the years, can't match the hands-on degree of what this show will represent; and to those that understand, I hope you come out to grade me on this production and "LET'S TAKE IT TO THE STAGE".

You have met the Carl Lockett & Michel Bénébig Jazz Ensemble, this is only the beginning. For the guys to tour the United States to bring you their music with Michael Burton Productions, LLC's hard work would be a dream come true, and it has begun.

I want to thank my Team; especially 'CFO' Sharon M. Henderson, and all the crew and event personnel that are added for each Event for their support.

To the Jazz Club Owners and the connoisseurs of real good jazz, that's where you come in as does our Friends on Social Media. Michael Burton Productions, LLC knows it has to be good.

I will close by saying, our opportunities are only as good as we make them. You the fans are going to determine how far we can take this. We will strive to bring you the best at all times. We will not compromise by staging anything but the best show possible. Jazz is hard to play but good players make it look easy, but like anything else, the earlier you start learning how to improvise and the longer you do it, the easier it gets and the better you become (just like reading, sports, etc.).

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All About Music 2002 Sargent Tucker - (Guitar) All The Squares 2005 Rhoda Scott - (Guitar) From C To Shining C 2009 Available online at:

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Michèle Molé - (Guitar) Inspiration 2014 Michel Bénébig - (Guitar) Nouméa To New York 2015 Michel Bénébig - (Guitar) Yellow Purple 2016 Available online at:

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Over the past year with all the potential production events, I have tried to make many things happen with regard to Travel, Scheduling, Customer Relation Managers (CRM), Venue Selection, Venue Managers and our Marketing. Some have worked, some have not.

Carl Lockett has bought Michael Burton Productions, LLC a new jazz focus, and as you continue to read, you will be able to see how we have designed this page, listing the best of Radio, Station Buyer Locations, and A&R Connections in one place. We're getting the word out.

Carl Lockett & Michel Bénébig have been added as the Jazz Artist Michael Burton Productions, LLC shall pursue long term commitments from with regard to Promoting & Managing thru-out the remainder of 2017 into the 2018 Season and well beyond.

We have a commitment from Carl Lockett that gives Michael Burton Productions LLC, certain rights as Manager/Promoter/Producer, and exclusive rights to Carl Lockett's future by providing financial representation to enhance the Carl Lockett's career in Movies, Television, Commercials, with distribution deals for Carl Lockett in Radio Airplay, Music Reviews, Spotlight Features, Video Airplay, and Soundtrack Distribution.

Carl Lockett's jazz musicians will be comprised of veteran musicians from around the San Francisco Bay Area, and the world.

Together, these musicians play real jazz.

We believe in "Carl Lockett & Michel Bénébig" and invite you to enjoy this new jazz venture with Michael Burton Productions, LLC!
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