Joe Chambers

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Joe Chambers
Birth name Joe Chambers
Born (1942-06-25) June 25, 1942 (age 76)
Chester, Pennsylvania
Genres Jazz
Occupation(s) Musician, composer
Instruments Drums, piano, vibraphone
Years active 1963–present
Labels Muse, Finite, Baystate, Blue Note, Savant
Associated acts Bobby Hutcherson, Wayne Shorter, Archie Shepp, M'Boom, Sam Rivers, Freddie Hubbard, Donald Byrd

Joe Chambers (born June 25, 1942) in Chester, Pennsylvania[1] is an American jazz drummer, pianist, vibraphonist and composer. He attended the Philadelphia Conservatory for one year.[2] In the 1960s and 1970s Chambers gigged with many high-profile artists such as Eric Dolphy, Charles Mingus, Wayne Shorter, and Chick Corea. He has released eight albums as a bandleader and been a member of several incarnations of Max Roach's M'Boom percussion ensemble.[3]

He has also taught, including at the New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music in New York City, where he leads the Outlaw Band.[4][5][6][7] In 2008, he was hired to be the Thomas S. Kenan Distinguished Professor of Jazz in the Department of Music at the University of North Carolina Wilmington.[8]


As leader[edit]

As sideman[edit]

With Franck Amsallem

With Chet Baker

With Donald Byrd

With Chick Corea

With Stanley Cowell

With Miles Davis

With Art Farmer

  • Something Tasty (Baystate, 1979)

With Don Friedman

With Joe Henderson

With Andrew Hill

With Freddie Hubbard

With Bobby Hutcherson

With Robin Kenyatta

With Lee Konitz

With Hubert Laws

With Ray Mantilla

With M'Boom

With Charles Mingus

With Grachan Moncur III

  • Shadows, (Denon, 1977)

With Karl Ratzer

With Sam Rivers

With Jeremy Steig

With Woody Shaw

With Archie Shepp

With Wayne Shorter

With Heiner Stadler

With John Stubblefield

With Ed Summerlin

With The Super Jazz Trio

With Hidefumi Toki

  • City (Baystate, 1978)

With Charles Tolliver

With McCoy Tyner

With Miroslav Vitous

  • Infinite Search, (Embryo, 1969)

With Tyrone Washington

With Joe Zawinul


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