Wednesday, September 17, 2014

John Malveaux: 'Joe Sample Wake and Viewing Information'

Joe Sample

John Malveaux of 
sends this link:

*As we previously reported, legendary musician/pianist Joe Sample died last Friday in Houston at age 75. The cause of death was revealed as lung cancer.
Now we have news of his wake and viewing. See the info below

Joe Sample Wake and Viewing:
Friday, September 19th
There will be a wake and viewing open to the general public.

Location: Our Mother of Mercy Church

4000 Sumpter St., Houston TX, 77020

Time: 6:00 – 9:00pm

Funeral services on Saturday will be private for family and friends.

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My first meeting with Joe Sample came in the early seventies when I promoted a concert for the Black Student Union at California State University-Long Beach featuring South African vocalist Letta Mbula with a pick up four or five piece band. At the pre-concert sound check, we discovered the sheet music was inadvertently left behind. The piano player solved the problem when he voluntarily wrote parts for each of the other players from memory. I was amazed and saved from disaster. Some time thereafter, i learned that the pick-up piano player was Joe Sample. RIP

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