Joe Sample kicked off a 'sample' of some of his work, by stopping through at his Alma Mater, Texas Southern University in Houston, TX for KTSU's Annual Celebration before heading to Nawlins next week. The performance was held outdoors in front of the Martin L. King Building for the School of Communications Week. KTSU's is a variety station with Jazz as its main genre. Joe Sample are Kirk Whalum just a few alums from TSU who perform in the world of Jazz and often come back to their school to perform. Kirk Whalum had a stellar performance at his Alma Mater last year in the Sawyer Auditorium at TSU.
So if you are a Jazz lover, then this is the place for you. The Jazz Fest is similar to the Essence Festival, but this is Jazz and this is New Orleans. What that means? This is the perfect gumbo. No one puts on a better stage for jazz then New Orleans. George Clinton, Aretha Franklin, and Anita Baker are scheduled to perform along with others. For performances and other information, check out the jumplink.