Grammy Award-Winning Artist Earl Klugh Returns This April! For a 12th straight season, GRAMMY®-winning guitarist Earl Klugh will annually host his 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.
This April 9-11, join Earl Klugh. The Broadmoor and an amazing group musicians – including several of Klugh’s heroes and friends: 3-Time Academy-Award winner and 8-Time GRAMMY®-winner BURT BACHARACH; ‘A Celebration of Jazz and The Movies’ from GRAMMY®-winners DAVE GRUSIN, LEE RITENOUR and EARL KLUGH; GRAMMY®-winning saxophonist KIRK WHALUM; contemporary jazz group JEFF LORBER FUSION; jazz vocal sensation NIKKI YANOFSKY, late night music from saxophonist ELAN TROTMAN and vocalist SELINA ALBRIGHT, and more!
ABOUT THE ARTISTS:
Burt Bacharach: Six decades into one of songwriting’s most successful and honored careers – marked by 48 Top 10 hits, nine #1 songs, more than 500 compositions and a landmark 50+year run on the charts, Burt Bacharach’s music continues to set industry records and creative standards. His fans agree with a recent review from Las Vegas that claims, “Bacharach reminds audiences he’s the soundtrack for their lives… I’m so excited about Burt Bacharach!,” says Weekend of Jazz host Earl Klugh. “Burt is my favorite composer and I’ve been a big fan of his ever since I was 16. So much of his music has made such an impact on me. This is a very special concert that’s going to happen. Burt performed at our Kiawah Island, SC Weekend of Jazz and I can’t tell you how much it means to me that he will be performing at our Broadmoor Weekend of Jazz.”
A Celebration of Jazz and The Movies with Dave Grusin, Lee Ritenour and Earl Klugh: While music remains Weekend of Jazz host Earl Klugh’s craft and passion, several of his albums feature glimpses of another form of entertainment he is passionate about: The Movies.
Dave Grusin is one of Klugh’s favorite film composers of all time. Grusin produced Klugh’s first three albums, contributing arrangements and performances to the projects including Klugh’s first mainstream hit, Living Inside Your Love. As an in demand studio musician at the start of his career, Lee Ritenour recorded on several of Klugh’s early albums, and on many of Grusin’s film and studio projects.
“I am a big fan of both of Dave and Lee’s music as individuals and as a collaborative duo,” says Klugh. “It will be very special to share the stage for A Celebration of Jazz and The Movies, especially with all of us having a great passion for the movies and the music that makes them even more extraordinary!”
Earl Klugh: 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, issued dozens of records, 24 of which have been on Billboard’s top-10 list of jazz albums and 6 that made it to the No. 1 slot. Klugh’s latest release, HandPicked, earned him his 13th career Grammy nomination. www.EarlKlugh.com
Dave Grusin: Grusin’s prolific career includes 10 Grammy®-Awards in scoring and arranging categories, an Academy Award and 8 nominations, plus over 60 feature film scores including Tootsie, On Golden Pond, The Firm, Heaven Can Wait, The Champ, The Goodbye Girl, Hope Floats, The Electric Horseman, Absence of Malice, The Goonies and Selena. He also has significant work in television scoring. Grusin co-founded the influential jazz label GRP and has distinguished himself as a composer, arranger, musician and bandleader, as well as a recording artist with over 25 albums to his credit. | www.Grusin.net
Lee Ritenour: Lee Ritenour has earned 19 Grammy® nominations, was a founding member of jazz supergroup Fourplay, and has recorded over 40 albums with 35 chart songs. Some of his many notable performances were with The Mamas and the Papas (at age 16), Tony Bennett and Lena Horne, Herbie Hancock, Dizzy Gillespie and more. Grusin and Ritenour won a Grammy®-Award together for Best Arrangement on an Instrumental in 1985. Lee’s latest release Rhythm Sessions is a star studded extension of his critically acclaimed 6 String Theory, featuring Chick Corea, Dave Grusin, Stanley Clark, Kurt Elling, Marcus Miller and many more. www.LeeRitenour.com
Kirk Whalum | www.KirkWhalum.com: GRAMMY®-Award Winner and 11-Time Nominee Kirk Whalum credits Bob James for helping launch his career after discovering him in Houston, leading to five successful albums with Columbia Records, including Cache, Kirk’s first #1 album. Kirk became an in demand session player for top artists like Barbara Streisand, Al Jarreau, Luther Vandross, Quincy Jones and most notably, Whitney Houston, amongst many others; it’s his sax heard on the mega-hit, “I Will Always Love You.” Whalum’s latest solo release, Romance Language, is perhaps his most ambitious to date, paying homage to the much revered 1963 ballads album, John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman.
Jeff Lorber Fusion | www.Lorber.com: Multi-Grammy-nominated keyboardist/composer/producer Jeff Lorber is one of the most sought after performers and producers in Jazz. He is known for launching the career of Kenny G and his productions, and collaborations with such greats as Dave Koz, Janet Jackson, Lalah Hathaway and Miles Davis. Jeff and his band continue to break new ground in melody, improvisation and deep pocket groove with a unique instrumental sound bringing together elements of funk, R&B, rock and electric jazz. Lorber’s current release, Jazz Funk Soul, is nominated for Best Contemporary Instrumental Album at the 2015 Grammy Awards.
Nikki Yanofsky | www.NikkiYanofsky.com: From her auspicious start as the youngest headliner in the history of the Montreal International Jazz Festival at 12, Nikki Yanofsky has covered plenty of territory over the last eight years. She has topped both jazz and pop charts, performed with orchestras and big bands, and sold out festivals and major theatres around the world; in 2010, she sang to 3.2 billion people – at the Vancouver Olympic and Paralympic Games. Nikki has worked with luminaries such as Herbie Hancock, Stevie Wonder, Phil Ramone, Will.i.am, and Wyclef Jean, and now, under the guidance of her greatest fan and mentor, Quincy Jones, Nikki introduces her own captivating new sound with her current release Little Secret.
TWO NIGHT PACKAGES INCLUDE:
•Classic Accommodations for Friday and Saturday nights
•Tickets to Friday and Saturday night performances
•Admission to VIP Artist Experience
•Exclusive sign-up for experiences and activities
•25% discount on Suite upgrades
•20% discount on golf greens fee, a complimentary treatment enhancement with purchase of $100 or greater spa service …and more
Two-Night Package prices start at $490 per person for two nights, based on double occupancy. Limited availability. Not applicable to groups. Rate does not include taxes, service fees or parking.
Three night packages including Thursday evening with Jeff Lorber are currently sold-out and available on a wait-list basis by calling The Broadmoor at 855.586.0957. 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 855.586.0957 or click here to learn more.
More information and all of the latest details on entertainment are available at www.weekendofjazz.com.