The latest addition to the group, Corey Delagraentiss is
also a native Houstonian. Born into a musical family band that could make the
Jackson Family blush, it’s no surprise that playing music is a part of his DNA.
Under the tutelage of his father who played multiple instruments, Corey soon
followed suit and learned percussion, guitar, and horns.
He carved out a niche for himself by playing saxophone in the family band and
was quickly immersed in various musical genres including Gospel, Jazz, R & B,
and everything in between. These experiences enhanced Corey’s ability to adapt
his playing style to whatever is ‘going down at the moment’. In George Poe Band
it is a perfect complement to the foundation that Lee and George put down.
The journeyman musician is often heard repeating his
signature phrase, “Quality is hard to find and yet
you’ve found me.” Some may consider this to be a
brash statement at first, but they are quickly converted the instant they hear
the rich soulfulness from Corey’s sax.