Steve Sample Sr. Death – Dead | Obituary – Passed Away
Steve Sample Death – Dead: A great loss was made known to InsideEko. As friends and families of the deceased are mourning the passing of their loved and cherished Sample.
Having heard about this great loss, the family of this individual is passing through pains, mourning the unexpected passing of their beloved.
This departure was confirmed through social media posts made by Twitter users who pour out tributes, and condolences to the family of the deceased.
Sad to wake to news of the passing of an icon from my days in the University of Alabama department of music, Steve Sample Sr. He ran the jazz program for years, and put together phenominal groups that would make your jaw drop. He was a master arranger, and though I had started arranging music in high school, didn’t really know what I was doing till I took arranging under him. I also had him for music calligraphy (before the days of computer-generated music), which I absolutely loved (and still do!). RIP.
From the Director of Jazz Studies:
Very sad to hear about the passing of Steve Sample Sr. He was a fine man who has left a strong legacy with what he has created here at the University of Alabama. He was loved by his students and it is rare that he is not mentioned when I’m out and about representing our institution. You will be missed but your music lives on. #RIP The entire Jazz Studies program sends our love to his family and loved ones. -Chris Kozak
We are still working on getting more details about the death, as a family statement on the death is yet to be released.