House Representative

Dutton Jr., Harold V.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 03/22/2007

DUTTON HONORS JOE SAMPLE ON HOUSE FLOOR

~ Legendary, Houston Jazz Singer to Perform Later ~


(AUSTIN) - Today, Representative Harold V. Dutton, Jr. (Houston) honored legendary jazz pianist, Joe Sample, on the floor of the Texas House of Representatives. Sample is a native of Houston.

"We are very lucky to have such a well-respected and talented musician with us here today," Rep. Dutton said. "Joe has influenced virtually all genres of music, from Gospel to Zydeco, Soul to Rock 'n Roll. He is a true Texas treasure, and it is a pleasure to have him in Austin. I am especially excited to have him perform for us later this evening."

Following his day at the Capitol, Sample will be performing at the Elephant Room at 315 Congress Avenue, at 9:30 p.m. All are welcome to attend.


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