THE JAZZ IN M.E.E. to interview Joe Sample
THE JAZZ IN M.E.E. is excited to announce that we will interview the legendary Joe Sample! We finally had the opportunity to meet last week at Hugh Masekela concert @ Dosey Doe. He and his wife Yolanda are devine. Joe Sample resides in Houston, but keeps a busy travel scheudle. Please look for this priceless interview in an upcoming issue of our magazine.
For more than four decades, pianist and composer Joe Sample has been an integral, innovative and bestselling part of jazz history. He is a founding member of the influential jazz funk combo The Crusaders (originally the Jazz Crusaders) and a pioneer of contemporary jazz piano. Sample began playing the piano when he was five years old. Since the early 1980s, he has enjoyed a successful solo career and has guested on many recordings by other performers and groups, including Miles Davis, George Benson, Jimmy Witherspoon, B.B. King, Eric Clapton, Steely Dan and The Supremes. Sample incorporates jazz, gospel, blues, Latin, and classical forms into his music.