Earl Klugh to perform at Stanbic Jazz Festival 2015 in Ghana
Jazz legend, Earl Klugh, will be the main artiste at the 2015 Stanbic Jazz Festival at the International Conference Centre for a two-day performance from February 19 to 20.
Earl Klugh is an American smooth jazz /crossover jazz/jazz fusion guitarist and composer with more than 35 albums to his credit.
The second edition of the festival will also feature Arkah Blay and other local jazz artistes.
Speaking at the launch for the 2015 Stanbic Jazz Festival, Head of Marketing and Communications at Stanbic Bank Ghana, Mawuko Afadzinu, said the bank’s association with the Jazz Festival was to buttress the point that “we aim to deliver world class service”.
He said the Jazz Festival is part of the bank’s plan to nurture and promote the development of the visual and performing arts.
“We promised last year to make the Stanbic Bank Ghana Jazz Festival a stop on the global jazz calendar by presenting top-flight musicians to the people of Ghana,” Mr Afadzinu said.
“We want to contribute in positive ways to develop and grow the music industry thereby providing employment, training and skills development in all the related field of technical production including sound engineering.’’
Earl Klugh is one of the most imitated icons of the instrument. He has issued dozens of discs, 24 of which have been on Billboard’s top-10 list of jazz albums. He has received 13 Grammy nominations.
Speaking via the telephone at the launch, Klugh said he together with his band are ready for Ghana.
“We are ready to perform in Ghana and we can’t wait to touch down in Accra,” he said.
The second edition of the Stanbic Jazz Festival is in partnership with Vodafone Ghana, Delta Airlines, Graphic Communications, Quality Insurance Company and Buena Vista Homes.