Joe Sample

Joe Sample
1939 - 2014

Joe Sample  American Pianist


Joe Sample passed away on 12th Sep 2014 aged 75. His last relationship was when Lizz Wright and Joe Sample were in a relationship.


Joe Sample was in relationships with Lizz Wright ( - present), Anita Baker ( - present), Howard Hewett ( - present) and Randy Crawford ( - present).


Joe Sample is a 75 year old American Pianist. Born Joseph Leslie Sample on 1st February, 1939 in Houston, TX, he is famous for member of the Jazz Crusaders in a career that spans 1950s-2014. His zodiac sign is Aquarius.

Joe Sample is a member of the following lists: 2014 deaths, African-American musicians and 20th-century pianists.


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First Name Joe
Last Name Sample
Full Name at Birth Joseph Leslie Sample
Age 75 (age at death) years
Birthday 1st February, 1939
Birthplace Houston, TX
Died 12th September, 2014
Build Average
Eye Color Brown - Dark
Hair Color Grey
Zodiac Sign Aquarius
Ethnicity Multiracial
Nationality American
University Texas Southern University , TX
Occupation Text Musician, composer
Occupation Pianist
Claim to Fame member of the Jazz Crusaders
Music Genre (Text) Jazz
Music Genre Jazz, Cool, Piano
Year(s) Active 1950s-2014
Music Style Cool, Fusion, Post-Bop, Mainstream Jazz, Crossover Jazz, Smooth Jazz, Soul Jazz, Hard Bop, Jazz-Pop
Music Mood Amiable/Good-Natured, Light, Refined/Mannered, Gentle, Smooth, Intimate, Sensual, Freewheeling, Energetic, Warm, Relaxed, Soft, Soothing, Sophisticated, Laid-Back/Mellow, Reserved, Romantic, Sparkling, Earthy, Organic, Rollicking
Instrument Piano, Keyboards
Instrument (text) Piano, Keyboards
Record Label Blue Thumb, McA, Grp, Warner Bros., Verve, ABC Records
Associated Acts Jazz Crusaders

Joseph Leslie "Joe" Sample (February 1, 1939 – September 12, 2014) was an American pianist, keyboard player, and composer. He was one of the founding members of the Jazz Crusaders, the band which became simply the Crusaders in 1971, and remained a part of the group until its final album in 1991 (not including the 2003 reunion album Rural Renewal).

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Joe Sample75 AquariusPianist
Lizz Wright36 AquariusVocalist
Anita Baker58 AquariusSinger
Howard Hewett61 LibraVocalist
Randy Crawford64 AquariusVocalist




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