Mark Lockett is a passionate jazz drummer, talented international performer, composer and educator who have played with artists such as , Joe Cohn (US), Joel Frahm (US), Roy Hargroves (US), Jamie Oehlers (AUS winner of the 2003 Montreux saxophone competition) and Michelle Nicole (AUS).
Lockett graduated from Massey University in 2001 with a B.Mus (Jazz performance) and is the author of the “Drum Recipe”. He has honed his craft by studying in Australia with the likes of Graham Morgan, Andrew Gander, Felix Bloxsom, Ben Vanderwal and in the United States with Joe Morello, Ari Hoenig, John Riley, Henry Cole and Jim Black.
Lockett regularly performs in New York, New Zealand and Australia. He has released 4 CD under his own name being, About Time (Move records), Mark Lockett, Paul Van Ross live at Spleen (New Market records), Now and Then (Move Records), Sneaking Out After Midnight (Rattle Records) and soon to be released Redaction (Rattle Records).
Lockett has two websites, his music website is www.marklockett.com.au and his teaching website www.drumlab.co