[JPL] athletes to musician story

Ed Trefzger ed.trefzger at jazzweek.com
Fri Dec 17 10:34:17 EST 2004


NY Yankee center fielder Bernie Williams had a smooth jazz guitar album 
out last year on GRP.  Oscar de la Hoya is a singer and released a CD 
about 4 years ago.

On Dec 16, 2004, at 7:20 PM, Arturo wrote:

> I will be writing a story in February for a Denver publication on pro
> athletes that were also pro musicians either before, during or after 
> their
> careers. I'll most likely mention a few athletes that became 
> entertainers in
> other fields like Jim Brown and Chuck Connors, but the main focus will 
> be
> music and sports.
>
> I'd like to hear from forum members with any suggestions, some of 
> those I'll
> feature, good and bad, Paul Robeson, Arthur Lee Maye, "Suga" Ray 
> Robinson,
> Muhammad Ali (as Cassius Clay), Shaquille O'Neal, Joe Frazier and 
> others.
> I'm not covering amateur sports or athletes like Jackie Wilson, just 
> pro
> athletes and professional musicians, despite their success in either 
> fields.



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