Rocks Off has just learned that Houston Press Music Hall of Famer Joe Sample is scheduled for surgery this afternoon. According to Dr. Horace Alexander Young of the Texas Southern University Jazz Studies Program, where Sample is artist in residence, Sample has been diagnosed with pneumonia. A consu ... More >>
Blondie, X Warehouse Live, September 27 Arguably the two best American bands to come out of the punk era, Blondie and X each personified the late'70s/early-80s rock scenes of New York and L.A, respectively. Fronted by impossibly glamorous Debbie Harry, Blondie mingled downtown CBGB cool with Studio ... More >>
Joe Sample is on a mission. While the illustrious keyboard genius behind the Crusaders continues to expand his career and is as in-demand at 75 as at any point in his life, these days he balances his commercial career with good works. Inducted into the Houston Music Hall of Fame's inaugural class a ... More >>
TSU restarts its jazz program, tapping into the talents of the fabled Joe Sample and kids looking for a place to play.
Teaching jazz at Texas Southern University was probably the last thing on the mind of Joe Sample when the Phillis Wheatley High School graduate returned to his native Houston after tearing it up in Los Angeles for 40 years. But Sample, who left TSU in 1958 with members of the Jazz Crusaders -- whi ... More >>
There's a jazz renaissance in the Third Ward.
Groceries spoil in the heat, while the rest of Houston's music community blossoms