Randy Crawford and Joe Sample make a date with SA fans
After wowing the crowds in June with long time friend and musician David Sanborn, Joe Sample returns to South Africa with musical soul mate and renowned songstress Randy Crawford. In a one night only live show at Carnival City.
Randy Crawford and Joe Sample have been making music together in one form or another for nearly 36 years. From their first hit together in 1979, “Street Life” (which Randy sang with Joe and The Crusaders) to “One Day I’ll Fly Away,” “When Your Life Was Low” and “Last Night at Danceland,” to their recent duo collaborations on the Grammy-nominated CDs Feeling Good (2006) and No Regrets (2008).
The duo has made music that people remember, but above all, they remember Randy’s incredible voice, a voice that is truly one of the most memorable of all the singers today.
Randy has shown without a doubt that she is one of today’s premier song stylists, and clearly stakes her claim as a jazz singer.
Joe furthers his reputation as one of today’s most exciting piano players, knowing exactly when to accompany and when to make the keys dance.
Born in Macon, Georgia, raised in Cincinnati, Ohio,
Randy started singing in the choir loft of her neighborhood church. As a
teenager she established a reputation on the mid-western club circuit. By age
21, she had worked with Quincy Jones, recorded with Cannonball Adderley and
regularly toured with George Benson. She signed to Warner Brothers Records in
1976 for her debut, Everything Must Change. She is loved all over the world for
her incredible voice and uncanny choice of songs.
Joe Sample who was born and raised in Houston, Texas formed the seminal group the Jazz Crusaders, later known as The Crusaders, as a teenager in the early `50s with neighborhood buddies Wilton Felder, Stix Hooper, and Wayne Henderson. The group became one of the all-time leading jazz ensembles and pioneered the way for the sound of contemporary jazz. Joe’s solo recordings Rainbow Seeker (1978) and Carmel (1979) became classic pop jazz albums before anyone knew what “pop jazz” was. He continues today as a legendary figure in contemporary jazz music.
The Duo will be embracing the South African shores for a date with their millions of South African fans in a one night only show on 14 October 2012, Johannesburg- Carnival City. Tickets available at Computicket.