Earl Klugh
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Showings
MCG Jazz Concert HallFri, Oct 27 7:00 PM Not Available
 
MCG Jazz Concert HallFri, Oct 27 9:30 PM Not Available
 
Concert Information
Musicians:Earl Klugh – Guitar
Tom Braxton – Saxophone, Flute
Ron Otis – Drums
Al Turner – Bass
David Lee – Keyboard
Genre:Guitar
Connect With The Artists
Website:http://earlklugh.com/
Description


Since GRAMMY®-winner Earl Klugh released his inaugural album 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.

Earl celebrates the 40th Anniversary of his debut album Earl Klugh (1976, Blue Note Records) with a very special catalogue of shows, highlighting selections from over 250 original compositions and featuring Klugh’s favorite standards, influences and collaborations from throughout his illustrious career.

“I’ve been so fortunate to be able to create the music that I’ve wanted to create, and work with some of the greatest artists of our time,” says Klugh.  “It’s hard to believe it’s been 40 years since that first record!”

George Benson commented on Klugh’s self-titled debut Earl Klugh from 1976. “Earl Klugh will, by his own merits, become one of the most important voices on the guitar in the ‘70s.  This album is clear evidence of what I’m talking about.  Throughout it, you will become thrilled by both his complete mastery of his instrument and his beautiful, sensitive reflections.  I’m especially excited by “Vonetta,” which was written by Earl, because it truly exemplifies the kind of musician he is – one with a great sense of rhythm, harmony and feel… I know that you will get as much pleasure out of listening to this album as I have had working with Earl… Right on, Earl Klugh!”

“You know, this one really caught me by surprise,” reflects Klugh. “When I look up, time has just flown by.  But, I’m still here, and I’m still playing! I’m just so pleased and happy to have the career I’ve had so far.  I’ve met so many wonderful people, in and out of the musical realm.  I’m living a really wonderful life where you just have to pinch yourself sometimes, because there are so many things to be grateful for."

Additional Information

MCG Jazz’s mission is to preserve, present and promote jazz. Through our performances, we strengthen the long time Pittsburgh jazz community and contribute to the overall cultural and artistic diversity of the region. Through our live recordings we reach a national and international audience - a market we’d like to grow. Through our educational programs we are able to have students attend the concerts at low or no cost to them, make artists available for master classes and provide opportunities for internships in production and marketing.

Since 1987, MCG Jazz has brought audiences together with jazz artists at its 350 seat music hall in Pittsburgh for innovative 4-day performances and recordings. Many of these international masters of jazz would headline a list of Jazz’s “Needs No Introduction” - Joe Williams, Billy Taylor, Dizzy Gillespie, Stanley Turrentine, Ray Brown. MCG Jazz Archives now contain over 300 CDs worth of jazz history by those who represent the past, present and future of jazz music. The performance series, one of the oldest in the nation, is an anchor of Pittsburgh cultural and community life.

The jazz artists come to the Guild to perform with an understanding that we’re a school. Most leave feeling that they got as much or more from their MCG experience than they gave. They frequently mention “hope” and “the spirit of the place.” You will hear what they mean in their recordings. MCG Jazz label recordings are unusually joyful. Artists spread the word and encourage others to perform here. Many come back time and again, choosing to record something unique on the MCG Jazz label. They generously give proceeds to support our programs.


GUIDE TO THE GUILD:

PARKING

• MCG has parking lots in both the front and rear of the building. Front parking is reserved for MCG Jazz Club members with a parking pass. The rear lot is free and open to all other patrons. In the event that the lots are full, you may park onthe street or at the Casey Industrial Park.

CHILDREN

• Children are always welcome at MCG Jazz, and we invite you to bring yours at any time. All children must have a purchased ticket, but student discounts are available for most shows. Please remove disruptive children.

LATECOMER & RE-ENTRY POLICY

• Please arrive 15 minutes before the scheduled start time of your concert. Latecomers will be seated at the first convenient pause in the program.

• House management and ushers will not open the doors after the lights are dimmed or during the artist’s performance. Management accepts no responsibility for this inconvenience.

CAMERAS AND RECORDING DEVICES

• Recording devices are not permitted in the concert hall.

• Please turn off all cell phones, pagers, and other electronic devices.

• Remember: the light and sound from your cell phone, Bluetooth headset, or other personal device is distracting to others.

SPECIAL ACCOMMODATIONS

• Wheelchair seating is available and can be requested when buying tickets. If you have any other needs, please bring them to the attention of the box office when purchasing tickets or to an usher upon arrival at the concert hall.

SMOKING

• Manchester Craftsmen’s Guild is a non-smoking facility.

CONCEALED WEAPONS

• Concealed weapons are not permitted on the property.

COATS & BAGS

• A coat rack is provided for your convenience. Please do not carry large bags, strollers, or other disruptive items into the concert hall. Management accepts no responsibility for items left at the coat rack.

DRESS CODE

• MCG Jazz does not enforce any type of dress code. Many patrons dress “business casual” or “evening casual,” but please wear whatever makes you most comfortable.

REFRESHMENTS

• Refreshments can be purchased at the bar in the lobby.

• Food & drink of any kind are not permitted in the concert hall.

• Management reserves the right to refuse service and admission to any person whose conduct is deemed inappropriate or disruptive to the audience or performers.

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