Joe Sample

Joe Sample in 2008 / Photo by Tom Beetz / CC BY 2.0

Joe Sample

Joseph Leslie ”Joe” Sample, born February 1, 1939 in Houston, Texas, was an American jazz pianist. Sample was a member of The Crusaders and also music producer.

During his solo career he recorded many well-known records such as Rainbow Seeker, Carmel, Spellbound, Ashes to Ashes and Sample This.

Joe Sample died on September 12, 2014 in Houston, Texas, at the age of 75.



Joe Sample Jazz Piano Collection cover