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Stan Samole

Los Hombres Calientes: Bill Summers (left), Irvin Mayfield (right)
Los Hombres Calientes: Bill Summers (left), Irvin Mayfield (right)
Los Hombres Calientes: Irvin Mayfield and Bill Summers

For Stan Samole, the word accessibility is a key part of his composition and his playing. Although definitely jazz in intention and thrust, Samole’s music draws upon the “university” of sounds – modern jazz, swing, folk, pop, ethnic, reggae and blues.

Born in Chicago in 1950, Samole began playing the guitar at the age of twelve. His strong mathematical background gave him an advantage in learning and developing musical theory. Stan became a professional by the age of thirteen and was recording jingles and playing in local groups by the age of fourteen.

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