August 16, 2018

Joe Sample Trio

For more than four decades, pianist and composer Joe Sample has been an integral and innovative part of jazz history as a founding member of the influential jazz funk combo The Crusaders and a pioneer of contemporary jazz piano. He’s worked with such musical great as Marvin Gaye, Tina Turner, B.B. King, Eric Clapton, and Anita Baker. His latest album revisits classic composers such as Scott Joplin, Jelly Roll Morton, the Gershwins, Al Jolson, Duke Ellington, and more.

A founding member of the influential jazz funk combo The Crusaders (originally the Jazz Crusaders) and a pioneer of contemporary jazz piano, Sample reaches back to the primary sources of jazz and soul music to create his personal interpretations of classics by such esteemed composers as Scott Joplin, Jelly Roll Morton, the Gershwins, Al Jolson, Duke Ellington, Fats Waller and others. In addition to his own recording, Sample has toured and performed with numerous musical greats in all genres, including Marvin Gaye, Tina Turner, BB King, Eric Clapton, Joe Cocker, Randy Crawford (who sang on the 1979 Crusaders smash “Street Life”), Anita Baker, Andrae Crouch and many others. By returning to the roots of his own musical influence, Sample’s Soul Shadows gives us a unique reflection and chronicle of  traditional American music at its best.

Joe Sample Tio will be performing on Sunday September 30, 2012 in the The Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center.

 

For tickets, please call 877-503-1286.
Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center
300 Main Street
Old Saybrook, CT 06475