Carnival City hosts David Sanborn, Joe Sample

Gauteng audiences and jazz lovers especially are in for a treat when American musicians David Sanborn and Joe Sample share the stage on 7 and 8 July at the Carnival City Big Top Arena in Brakpan.

David Sanborn has been hailed by Rolling Stone Magazine as one of the greatest saxophonists of the past four decades, straddling all genres from jazz to funk, soul, pop, blues and even rock. However, he is most closely associated with Jazz, instrumental pop and R&B.

Since the late 1960s this multi-award winning musician has performed with musical greats from all genres such as James Brown and Stevie Wonder to Bryan Ferry, Eric Clapton, Bobby Charles, Cat Stevens, Roger Daltrey, Paul Simon, Michael Franks, David Bowie, Kennie Loggins, Bruce Springsteen, Tommy Bolin, Bob James, James Taylor, Al Jarreau, Kenny G, George Benson, Joe Beck, Donny Hathaway, Elton John, Gil Evans, Carly Simon, Guru, Linda Ronstadt, Billy Joel, Kenny Garret, Roger Walters, Steely Dan, Ween, the Eagles, Toto and even iconic group The Grateful Dead.

Joe Sample

Pianist and composer Joe Sample has been an integral part of the jazz genre over the past 40 years.  A pioneer of contemporary jazz piano, Sample uses the original sources of jazz and soul to create his personal interpretations of classics by renowned jazz composers such as Scott Joplin, Jelly Roll Morton, the Gershwins, Al Jolson, Duke Ellington, Fats Waller and many more.  His own classics include ‘Soul Shadows’ and ‘Spellbound’.

David Sanborn

Sample has toured and performed with many well known musicians from Marvin Gaye to Tina Turner, BB King, Eric Clapton, Joe Cocker, Randy Crawford, Anita Baker, Andrae Crouche and many more.

The show on the 7th starts at 20h00 and the show on the 8th at 15h00.  Tickets are available from Computicket from R320 to R735.

Date                         Sat 7 July from 20h00
Sun 8 July from 15h00
Venue                       Carnival City Big Top Arena – Brakpan
Cost                          R320 to R735
Tickets                      Computicket

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