15 Years Of Tradition: Earl Klugh’s Weekend Of Jazz At The Broadmoor!

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Grammy Award-Winning Artist Earl Klugh Returns This Spring with his Signature Event

Performers for the 15th Weekend of Jazz at The Broadmoor

Contact:
Weekend of Jazz: Debby Standefer | debby(at)weekendofjazz(dot)com | 303.862.2869

For the 15th straight season, GRAMMY®-winning guitarist Earl Klugh will present his annual Weekend of Jazz at The Broadmoor featuring exceptional musicians and performances, unique culinary and wine experiences and more – all among an incredible group of Weekend of Jazz guests that return each year.

April 12 through April 14 join Earl Klugh and The Broadmoor for an unforgettable weekend featuring: Multiple Grammy®-Award, Emmy-Award and Tony-Award nominee and New York Times bestseller VANESSA WILLIAMS; with over 58 albums and innumerable awards Grammy®-Winning BOB JAMES; WEST COAST JAM featuring tenor saxophonist RICHARD ELLIOT, chart topping trumpeter RICK BRAUN and GRAMMY®-winning guitarist NORMAN BROWN; in a career spanning nearly four decades guitarist PETER WHITE; one of the fastest emerging contemporary jazz artists in recent history, multi-instrumentalist VINCENT INGALA; bass guitarist impresario AL “THE BURNER” TURNER; Soul R&B singer LINDSEY WEBSTER; and your Grammy®-Winning host EARL KLUGH and more.

TWO NIGHT PACKAGES INCLUDE:

•Classic Accommodations for Friday and Saturday nights
•Tickets to all Friday and Saturday night performances, including exclusive after-hours shows
•Admission to VIP Artist Experience
•Exclusive sign-up for experiences and activities
•25% discount on Suite upgrades
•20% discount on golf greens fees
•Complimentary treatment enhancement with purchase of $100 or greater spa service …and more

Two-Night Package prices start at $605 per person for two nights, based on double occupancy.
Three-Night Packages including Thursday night are sold out and available on a wait-list basis.
This event sells out every year and has limited availability so don’t miss this opportunity! To place your reservation for the two-night weekend package, please call The Broadmoor at 844-476-6873 or visit http://www.broadmoor.com/weekend-of-jazz. More information and all of the latest details on entertainment are available at http://www.weekendofjazz.com.

Limited availability. Not applicable to groups. Rate does not include taxes, service fees or parking.

ABOUT THE ARTISTS:
VANESSA WILLIAMS | http://www.VanessaWilliams.com Multiple GRAMMY®-Award, Emmy-Award and Ton-Award nominee and New York Times Bestseller, Vanessa Williams is one of the most respected and multi-faceted performers in entertainment today. She has conquered the musical charts, Broadway, music videos, television and motion pictures. She has sold millions of albums worldwide and has achieved critical acclaim as an actress on stage, in film and on television. Her albums have yielded such classic hits as “Save the Best for Last”, “Dreamin”, “Work to Do”, “Love Is” and Academy Award winning single “Colors of the Wind” from Disney’s Pocahontas and many others. Concord Records released Vanessa’s, "The Real Thing," in June 2009, for which she received a NAACP nomination for Outstanding Jazz Artist. In 2007, Vanessa achieved a career pinnacle, with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for her accomplishments as a performer. In December 2010, the International Foreign Press Academy named Vanessa as the recipient of the 2010 Mary Pickford Award for Outstanding Artistic Contribution to the Entertainment Industry. The award honors her international achievements and success in film, television, stage and recording over the past 28 years. Vanessa is looking forward to performing an elegant evening of Jazz, R&B and hits at Weekend of Jazz.

BOB JAMES | http://www.bobjames.com The career of BOB JAMES is long, varied and continues to evolve at every turn. From his first days in Marshall, Missouri, the music of Bob James has captivated audiences throughout the world. Discovered by Quincy Jones at the Notre Dame Jazz Festival in 1963, James recorded his first solo album, Bold Conceptions, that year for Mercury Records. 58 albums and innumerable awards would follow through five decades. He honed his skills working with Creed Taylor, working on albums for artists like Hank Crawford, Grover Washington, Jr, among others. Bob James and Earl Klugh first collaborated in the late 1970’s and won a GRAMMY® Award together for their first of three albums, One On One. “I always love having Bob at our Weekend of Jazz,” says Klugh. “He has played many times over the years, but this is the first time he is bringing his trio to the festival. I can’t wait!”

WEST COAST JAM: RICHARD ELLIOT, RICK BRAUN & NORMAN BROWN Coming off of the success of Summer Madness, Richard Elliot wanted to tour with a three-piece horn section and a supporting cast of musicians. He reached out to his long-time collaborator Rick Braun and guitarist Norman Brown to join him in creating West Coast Jam. Tenor saxophonist RICHARD ELLIOT has released more than 20 albums as a bandleader, and has also polished his chops serving as a sideman for a considerable list of diverse giants, including Motown hitmakers Smokey Robinson and the Temptations. He first came to prominence with the legendary Tower of Power. http://www.RichardElliot.com. Chart-topping trumpeter and producer RICK BRAUN is a staple of the contemporary jazz world. Prior to his solo career, the highly regarded pop sideman toured and recorded with the likes of Rod Stewart, War, Sade, Tina Turner, Natalie Cole, and Tom Petty. http://www.RickBraun.com. GRAMMY®-winning guitarist NORMAN BROWN currently has over 10 solo releases, earning a Grammy for his 2002 release, Just Chillin’, in the best pop instrumental category. NormanBrown.com

PETER WHITE | http://www.PeterWhite.com In a career that spans nearly four decades, over a dozen solo recordings and countless performances, White insists that it’s the faces in the crowd and the fans that keep the experience fresh. “I’ll play a live show, and someone will come to me afterward and say, ‘Oh, I loved this CD,’ or ‘This song helped me through a bad time,’” he explains. “Or I get emails from people saying, ‘Oh, I love the way you covered one of my favorite songs on your record back in 1994.’ The idea that someone can write me an email and tell me about something I did on a record that was released fifteen years ago – you can’t buy that. That’s priceless. That’s what keeps me going – the idea that people out there really care about what I do, the idea that I’ve made a difference for someone.”

VINCENT INGALA | http://www.VincentIngala.com One of the fastest emerging contemporary jazz recording artists in recent history, multi-instrumentalist, composer and producer, VINCENT INGALA has blasted into an exciting stratosphere of his own making since his 2010 critically acclaimed debut album, North End Soul.
Still in his early twenties, the charismatic saxophonist has been named Billboard Smooth Jazz Artist of the Year in 2012, Sirius XM Watercolors Breakthrough Artist of the Year in 2013, and his music is consistently found atop the most noteworthy music charts in the world, including three number one hits on the Billboard Smooth Jazz Chart, five singles in the Billboard Smooth Jazz Top 10, as well as an unprecedented 25 weeks at #1 on SmoothJazz.com’s Top 50 Independent Chart and #15 on SmoothJazz.com’s 2014 Year End Chart. His third album, 2015’s Coast To Coast, has placed Vincent Ingala back on top, with the project’s first and second singles, hitting number one on the Billboard Contemporary Jazz Chart.

AL TURNER | http://www.AlTurner.com Al ‘The Burner” Turner grew up in Detroit and began playing bass at age 12. He has been playing professionally since the early ’80s and currently serves as Earl Klugh and KEM’s musical director. Al has recorded with Aretha Franklin, Anita Baker, Earl Klugh, Oleta Adams, Nancy Wilson, Bob James, Randy Crawford and Gladys Knight, to name a few. Ms. Anita Baker proclaims, “The Burner holds it down; locks it up right and tight,” and R&B Superstar KEM calls Al Turner, “the baddest bass player in the world.” You can also hear Turner on many television and radio commercials. He maintains an unbelievable touring schedule, touring with Bob James, Oleta Adams, KEM and Klugh. Al released his fourth CD, titled Simply Amazing, which has enjoyed national success. He has recorded and worked with Earl Klugh since 1994.

LINDSEY WEBSTER | http://www.LindseyWebstermusic.com From the first note, Lindsey Webster captivates listeners. Her rich, soulful voice enchants a dedicated following who connect with the raw emotion she shares with them. As a Soul R&B artist, she combines an admirable natural talent with a genuine, accessible stage presence. In 2009, Lindsey met her partner, Keith Slattery, and started performing professionally. Together, with a band of world-class musicians, they’ve performed over 600 shows in venues around the world. The success of her second album, You Change, and achieving the only vocally driven song to hit #1 on the Billboard Contemporary Jazz chart for four weeks (beating out Sade’s previous record of three weeks) caught the eye of Shanachie Entertainment, whom she signed with to release her third album, "Back To Your Heart". This third release shows a real transition and beautiful growth for Webster as an artist. While humbled her voice has been compared to R&B royalty Sade, Mariah Carey, and Anita Baker, Lindsey looks to bring her distinct style to Soul R&B and continue to make music that resonates with her fans.

EARL KLUGH: Since GRAMMY®-winner Earl Klugh released his inaugural album 40 years ago in 1976, the Detroit-born master of the acoustic-classical guitar has become one of the most imitated icons of the instrument. He has released over 40 records, 24 of which have been on Billboard’s top-10 list of jazz albums and 6 of which have made it to the No. 1 slot. Klugh’s recordings have received 13 Grammy® nominations (including one for his latest release, HandPicked) – and his collaboration with pianist Bob James, One on One, walked away with the 1980 Grammy® Award for Best Pop Instrumental Album.

Klugh hosts and produces two annual Weekend of Jazz Festivals at Forbes Five-Star, AAA Five-Diamond properties. Spring 2017 marks his 14th Annual Weekend of Jazz at The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs and Fall 2017 marks his 8th Annual Weekend of Jazz at The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island Golf Resort on Kiawah Island, SC.
http://www.EarlKlugh.com

About The Broadmoor
Situated at the gateway to the Colorado Rocky Mountains in Colorado Springs, The Broadmoor and its Wilderness Experience properties of The Ranch at Emerald Valley, Cloud Camp and Fishing Camp encompass 5,000 acres. The resort campus has 784 rooms, suites and cottages. It includes three championship golf courses, a Forbes Five-Star spa and fitness center, nationally recognized tennis staff and program, 26 retail boutiques and 10 restaurants, including Colorado’s only Forbes Five-Star, AAA Five-Diamond restaurant Penrose Room, as well as 10 additional cafes and lounges. Other activities include falconry, guided mountain biking, hiking, rock-climbing tours, fly-fishing, paintball and more. The BROADMOOR Wilderness Experience properties are three unique, all-inclusive, boutique facilities that highlight a true Colorado experience while offering mountain rustic luxury along with The Broadmoor’s legendary service. In addition, The Broadmoor owns and manages three attractions that include the Pikes Peak Cog Railway, Seven Falls and The Broadmoor Soaring Adventure zip-line courses. Colorado Springs Airport, 15 minutes from the resort, is serviced by non-stop flights via Alaska Airlines, Allegiant, American, Delta, Frontier and United. With connections to worldwide destinations, Denver International Airport, 70 minutes north of Colorado Springs, hosts more than 1,600 national and international flights daily. Door-to-door shuttle or sedan service from both airports is available through Gray Line.

The BROADMOOR is a member of Preferred Hotels and Resorts and Historic Hotels of America. For more information on The BROADMOOR please call 844-476-6873 or visit http://www.broadmoor.com.

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