Joe Chambers (born June 25, 1942) is an American jazz drummer, pianist, Vibraphonist and composer most notable for his work with Wayne Shorter on the album Adam’s Apple. He attended the Philadelphia Conservatory for one year. In the 1960s and 70s Chambers gigged with several high-profile artists such as Eric Dolphy, Charles Mingus, Lou Donaldson, Chick Corea, Freddie Hubbard, Jimmy Giuffre and Bobby Hutcherson. Other artists Joe Chambers has worked with in his career include Andrew Hill, Archie Shepp, Miles Davis, David Murray, Joe Henderson, Franck Amsallem and Max Roach. He has been a member of several incarnations of Roach’s M’Boom percussion ensemble.
He has also taught, including at the New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music in New York, NY. At the school he leads the “Outlaw Band,” 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.
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