Joe Sample

Joe Sample
1939 - 2014

Joe Sample  American Pianist


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Joe Sample passed away on 12th Sep 2014 aged 75.


Joe Sample was in a relationship with Anita Baker.

He had encounters with Howard Hewett, Randy Crawford and Lizz Wright.


American Pianist Joe Sample was born Joseph Leslie Sample on 1st February, 1939 in Houston, TX and passed away on 12th Sep 2014 aged 75. He is most remembered for member of the Jazz Crusaders. 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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