Earl Klugh

Jazz Guitarist

Earl Klugh (born September 16, 1953, in Detroit, Michigan) is an American smooth jazz/crossover jazz/jazz fusion guitarist and composer. At the age of 13, Klugh was captivated by the guitar playing of Chet Atkins when Atkins made an appearance on the Perry Como Show. Klugh was a performing guest on several of Atkins' albums. Atkins, reciprocating as well, joined Earl on his Magic In Your Eyes album.… Read More

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1953 Birth Born on September 16, 1953.


1973 19 Years Old He played on George Benson's White Rabbit album and two years later, in 1973, joined his touring band.


1981 27 Years Old For their album One on One, Klugh and Bob James received a Grammy award for Best Pop Instrumental Performance of 1981. … Read More


2008 54 Years Old With 2008's The Spice of Life, Klugh earned his 12th career Grammy nomination—his second nomination and release on the independent Koch label. … Read More
2010 56 Years Old In November 2010, Klugh brought the 'Weekend of Jazz' to Kiawah Island Golf Resort in South Carolina.
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