You are here


what's happening at WICN...

"CREOLE" Joe Sample: A Pianist "Seasoned with Soul"

Saturday, March 2, 2013 - 4:00pm

Influenced by the blues and gospel music of the Texas Delta, legendary pianist, composer Joe Sample is "seasoned with soul".  Born and raised in Southeast Houston Texas, Sample grew up hearing not only jazz but also rural LaLa music (aka Zydeco) from his family's native home of Louisiana.  Joe Sample is a self-proclaimed "Creole writer", blending jazz, funk, soul and R&B; as a pioneer keyboardist in jazz fusion, he has touched generations with his music. World-renowned for his role as a founding member of the Jazz Crusaders, which became The Crusaders in the ‘70s, Mr. Sample has recorded and performed with artists as diverse as Donald Byrd, Miles Davis, George Benson, B. B. King and Marvin Gaye as well as notable women in music including saxophonist Jessy J, vocalists The Supremes, Lalah Hathaway, Anita Baker, Tina Turner and longtime collaborator Randy Crawford.  In 2010, Sample was awarded an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree conferred by his alma mater Texas Southern University in acknowledgement of his influence on American music. Catch Colors of Jazz when "CREOLE" Joe joins host Bonnie Johnson in between weekend concerts at Scullers Jazz Club to share his story.  Tune in at 4pm.

Of Interest

You Shop.
Amazon Gives.

Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to WICN whenever you shop on AmazonSmile!

Click HERE to shop now.


Become a Member Now

Can't remember the last time you gave? Time to become a SUSTAINER!!

Your ongoing monthly donation will ensure that your membership never expires.

CLICK HERE to join now.

Don't forget your


Underwriter of the Week

Improving patient health is the top priority for Reliant’s 250 doctors and hundreds of other medical professionals. From medical decisions to business decisions, every choice they make is in the best interest of their patients. Reliant is currently welcoming new patients and accepts more than 20 health plans.