Earl Klugh
American jazz guitarist
Earl Klugh
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.
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Mozart's 225th And More: Chats With Prof. Cliff Eisen & Paul Moseley, Michael A. Levine and Peter White
Huffington Post - 4 months
A Conversation with Professor Cliff Eisen Mike Ragogna: Professor Eisen, in the new Mozart 225 box set that celebrates his 225th anniversary, your narratives on the iconic composer sometimes contradict the romanticized version we’re often taught about as school children. I think the movie Amadeus was the first approach at presenting a competing image of Mozart, but your book portrays yet another variation of him. What do you feel are some of the more important and perhaps controversial facts everyone should know about the composer?  Prof. Cliff Eisen: I think the most striking thing is that, as far as I can tell, Mozart was not a neglected, underrated composer, more or less abandoned by the Viennese musical public, someone who, disengaged from the world around him, retreated into his own private musical world. On the contrary, his own letters and other contemporaneous writings about him show that he was fully engaged with everyday life, that he achieved remarkable success in hi ...
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<em>Not Your Father's Smooth Jazz</em>, Conversations with Brian Culbertson, Tower of Power's Larry Braggs, and ECP's Michael Lazaroff, Plus a <em> Catching Fire</em> Exclusive
Huffington Post - over 3 years
ELLIE GOULDING'S CATCHING FIRE WITH HUNGER GAMES' "MIRROR" For those who just arrived on the planet, the next installment of The Hunger Games movie franchise is Catching Fire, and one of the pieces featured on its soundtrack album will be Ellie Goulding's "Mirror" that presents perhaps our first taste of the musical mood of the movie. Check out this exclusive audio track... For more info: http://smarturl.it/CatchingFireiT NOT YOUR FATHER'S SMOOTH JAZZ Probably most everyone reading this piece who hasn't been keeping up on such things believes that "smooth jazz" is still sonic wallpaper, you know, light music that would numb one into submission at work, a soundtrack for trips to the mall, background music for meals, et cetera. However, I felt a little differently about the subject, and since I interviewed many of this genre's artists over the last few years, I figured I'd check out what truly was going on firsthand via Entertainment Cruise Productions' recent Smooth Jazz Cruise ...
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Mike Ragogna: Frames, Division Street & HandPicked: Conversations with Lee DeWyze, Harper Simon and Earl Klugh
Huffington Post - over 3 years
A Conversation with Lee DeWyze Mike Ragogna: Lee, tell us a little something about yourself. Lee DeWyze: Well, I love music and my golden retriever and my wife. MR: In that order? LD: No. Not in that order. MR: [laughs] LD: And my fans. I love my fans. MR: You grew up listening to artists like Cat Stevens and Simon &amp; Garfunkel, but can you tell us a little more about your musical upbringing? LD: I grew up in a pretty musical household. My mom always liked to sing and my dad was always listening to music. The first music I ever really fell in love with was Cat Stevens' Tea For The Tillerman was the first record I recall listening to on vinyl. I remember when I first found the record, I saw the picture on the front and I was just enamored by it. I was like, "Oh, what is this?" My dad was like, "Let me play it for you," and I fell in love right then and there. MR: What were some of your favorite songs from that? I'm guessing "Father &amp; Son" is ...
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Mike Ragogna: Chatting With Booker T. Jones and Anton Fig, The Young Presidents Perform Alzheimer's Benefit, and Leerone's Exclusive Video
Huffington Post - over 3 years
THE YOUNG PRESIDENTS &amp; FRIENDS PERFORM AT ALZHEIMER'S BENEFIT Artists Ivan Neville, Anton Fig, Blondie Chaplin, Corey Glover, Adam Ezra and others will perform with The Young Presidents on July 25th at New York's The Cutting Room. The performance is associated with The Kaneff Foundation's 1st Annual Music Cures Fundraiser for the Alzheimer's Drug Discovery Foundation, and the evening will also focus on the life of Glen Campbell, who recently announced his battle with Alzheimer's. Anton Fig talks about the event and more in the below interview. A Conversation with Anton Fig Mike Ragogna: So what's all this about you and The Young Presidents playing at The Cutting Room. Anton Fig: I met them a few months ago and was asked to play on the album, and then they were doing this gig in New York. It's a benefit for Alzheimer's as well as a sort of release party for the album, or maybe an unofficial release party for the album, I'm not exactly sure. They're gettin ...
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Scotia Insight: What will your retirement look like?
Financial Post - almost 5 years
Have you noticed that it’s easier to achieve something when you have a clear image of your goal? For example, placing a photo of Paris on your desk can inspire you to keep contributing to your vacation fund. The same logic goes for retirement planning. It can seem like a vague long-term goal, unless you visualize specific aspects of your retirement years. By creating a clearer picture in your mind — maybe of a dream condo down south or starting a post-retirement business — it’s easier to concentrate on saving for that future. This will also help you take steps to determine how much your individual retirement will actually cost, and how much you need to save. Get started by pondering the key aspects of your retirement lifestyle, including where you will live and what activities will keep you busy. Think about each idea in some detail. For instance, if travel is on your list, you need to consider your preferred style of travel and the frequency. Do you see yourself enjoying short roa ...
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Animal Volunteerism
WAMU 88.5 - almost 5 years
Travel expert and author Andrew Mersmann and animal advocate Allie Phillips discuss the numerous opportunities for animal lovers to give their time for the sake of pets and wildlife via world travel and community activism. Music: “Dance With Me” – Earl Klugh
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Earl Klugh's Renowned Weekend Of Jazz Returns To Kiawah Island - PR Web (press release)
Google News - over 5 years
Grammy Award-Winning Artist Earl Klugh Brings His Weekend of Jazz Event to Kiawah Island Golf Resort This Fall. Since 2004, GRAMMY®-winning guitarist Earl Klugh has been bringing world-renowned artists together with jazz enthusiasts for his
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Bluesman and ex-Detroiter Robert Abate shines as musical gem in little corner ... - MLive.com
Google News - over 5 years
As it turns out, the 61-year-old musician moved to Traverse City four years ago after spending most of his musical career in Detroit, building an impressive resume by playing with jazz trumpeter Marcus Belgrave, guitarist Earl Klugh and singer Martha
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Q&A with Return to Forever - Cincinnati CityBeat
Google News - over 5 years
The group was a breeding ground for some of the biggest names in Jazz, including Al Di Meola, Earl Klugh and all of the members of the current lineup. Dubbed &quot;Return to Forever IV,&quot; the all-star ensemble currently features original members Chick Corea
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Three locations, one Richmond Jazz Festival - The Virginian-Pilot
Google News - over 5 years
... the international soul of Jonathan Butler, Eric Darius and Maysa; the straight-ahead jazz of Christian McBride &amp; Inside Straight, Earl Klugh and the US Army Jazz Ambassadors; and the smooth jazz and fusion sounds of Fourplay, Brian Culbertson,
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HEAR HERE: RICHMOND'S SWEET TUNE - The Free Lance-Star
Google News - over 5 years
Other artists scheduled to perform include Brian Culbertson, Fourplay, Earl Klugh, and the Soul of Summer featuring Jonathan Butler, Maysa and Eric Darius. Tonight&#39;s show, &quot;Homegrown at the Hipp,&quot; will feature eight Richmond-area artists,
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Jazz group Return to Forever enjoying return - Pittsburgh Post Gazette
Google News - over 5 years
After a short stint with Earl Klugh on guitar, Al Di Meola joined the band. We recorded &quot;Where Have I Known You Before,&quot; &quot;No Mystery&quot; and &quot;Romantic Warrior.&quot; In 1976, the electric version of the band broke up. Chick and Stanley included Gail Moran on
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Jazz Setlist, Aug. 4-10: Setlist for Satch - Washington City Paper (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
... led by keyboardist Chick Corea and bassist Stanley Clarke has gone through more staff changes than the cast of General Hospital, partly because so many of its members have gone on to big careers of their own (Steve Gadd, Airto Moreira, Earl Klugh)
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Hazel Miller brings genuine soul to Minturn Thursday - Vail Daily News
Google News - over 5 years
There she opened for popular artists such as Mel Torme, James Brown, Temptations, Earl Klugh, Bob James, Lou Rawls and many others. In January 2011, the Hazel Miller Band performed at the Governor&#39;s Inaugural Ball. Since moving to Colorado in 1984,
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The Listings
NYTimes - over 5 years
Jazz Full reviews of recent jazz concerts: nytimes.com/jazz. Claudia Acuña Quintet (Tuesday through Thursday) Claudia Acuña is a vocalist attracted to lyrical high drama and guided by the pulse and passion of her native Chile. She sounds best when supported by musicians like the pianist Marc Cary, who spearheads her rhythm section in this band.
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The Listings
NYTimes - over 5 years
Jazz Full reviews of recent jazz concerts: nytimes.com/jazz. Animation, Featuring Bob Belden and Tim Hagans (Tuesday and Wednesday) Mr. Belden, a saxophonist and producer, and Mr. Hagans, a trumpeter, treat the Miles Davis proto-fusion album ''Bitches Brew'' as a loose blueprint in their band Animation, which made its debut on Blue Note in 1999.
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Liputan Vienna Jazz Festival 2011 - WartaJazz.com
Google News - over 5 years
Masih banyak bintang Jazz lain yang dihadirkan seperti gitaris blues Joe Bonamassa (Vienna State Opera, 16 July), Al Di Meola, Earl Klugh solo (01/07), Seal (02/07), Bryan Ferry (03/07), Madeleine Peyroux &amp; Group, Till Brönner &amp; Band (04/07),
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Earl Klugh
    FORTIES
  • 2010
    In November 2010, Klugh brought the 'Weekend of Jazz' to Kiawah Island Golf Resort in South Carolina.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 2008
    With 2008's The Spice of Life, Klugh earned his 12th career Grammy nomination—his second nomination and release on the independent Koch label.
    More Details Hide Details Each spring, Klugh hosts a special Weekend of Jazz featuring jazz legends and greats at the Five-Star Broadmoor Hotel & Resort in Colorado Springs. Jazz greats including Ramsey Lewis, Patti Austin, Chuck Mangione, Bob James, Joe Sample, Chris Botti, Roberta Flack, and Arturo Sandoval have all performed at the annual event set in foot of the Colorado Rockies.
  • TEENAGE
  • 1981
    For their album One on One, Klugh and Bob James received a Grammy award for Best Pop Instrumental Performance of 1981.
    More Details Hide Details He has since received 12 Grammy nominations, millions of record and CD sales, and continues touring worldwide to this day. Klugh has recorded over 30 albums including 23 Top Ten charting records—five of them No. 1—on Billboard's Jazz Album chart.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1973
    He played on George Benson's White Rabbit album and two years later, in 1973, joined his touring band.
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  • OTHER
  • 1953
    Born on September 16, 1953.
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