Colorado Springs, Colo. (January 14, 2013) – For a 10th straight season, GRAMMY-winning guitarist Earl Klugh hosts his Weekend of Jazz at The Broadmoor featuring exceptional musicians and performances, along with unique culinary and wine experiences.
This April 4-6, join Earl Klugh and The Broadmoor to celebrate 10 years of unforgettable Weekend of Jazz memories with talent from Klugh’s first-ever Weekend of Jazz: Multi-platinum selling trumpeter Chris Botti returns, as well as legendary pianist Bob James – this time with his chart-topping Supergroup Fourplay, featuring Harvey Mason, Nathan East and Chuck Loeb; pianist, composer and Crusaders founder Joe Sample; your GRAMMY-winning host Earl Klugh, plus for the first time at Weekend of Jazz, 10-Time GRAMMY-winning vocal group Take 6.
Friday and Saturday Two-Night Packages Include:
Standard Accommodations for Friday and Saturday nights
Tickets to Friday and Saturday night performances
Admission to VIP Artist Experience
Priority sign-up for classes and activities
15% discount on select retail
Complimentary spa travel gift with purchase of $100 in spa services (limit of one per person)
40% discount on Suite upgrade and more!
Two-Night Package prices start at $438 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 for Thursday through Saturday nights are currently sold-out and available on a wait-list basis by calling The Broadmoor at 800.634.7711.
This event sells out every year and has limited availability so don’t miss this opportunity. To place your weekend reservation, please call The Broadmoor at 800.634.7711 or visit www.broadmoor.com. For more information and all of the latest details on entertainment, visit weekendofjazz.com
About The Artists:
Since the release of When I Fall In Love in 2004, Chris Botti has found a form of creative expression that begins in jazz and expands beyond the limits of any single genre - earning himself a cluster of GRAMMY® nominations, reaching #1 on Billboard’s Jazz Albums Chart with three different releases, selling more than three million albums, and establishing himself as one of the important, innovative figures of the contemporary music world. On his latest release Impressions Botti expresses his love for romantic melodies from across the world, featuring Andrea Bocelli, Vince Gill, Herbie Hancock, Mark Knopler, David Foster and Caroline Campbell in a warm, intimate celebration of melodic balladry.
For nearly two decades, the contemporary jazz quartet known as Fourplay has enjoyed consistent artistic and commercial success by grafting elements of R&B, pop and a variety of other sounds to their unwavering jazz foundations. In the course of more than ten recordings – six of which have climbed to the top of Billboard’s Contemporary Jazz Album charts – the supergroup has continued to explore the limitless dimensions and permutations of jazz. The Fourplay story has always been a dance of contrary energies: the group’s identity, and the characteristics of its members - each one a supreme artist on his own terms. Fourplay features GRAMMY®-winning pianist Bob James, legendary drummer and composer Harvey Mason, world-renowned bassist Nathan East and its newest member, multi-faceted virtuoso guitarist Chuck Loeb.
Earl Klugh | www.EarlKlugh.com GRAMMY®-winning guitarist Earl Klugh's career of more than three decades includes over 200 compositions, more than 30 full-length albums, hosting and producing his own events, work in film and numerous world tours. Klugh’s work has earned him 12 career Grammy nominations and he has been hailed by The New York Times,“…a guitarist with impeccable technique.” April 4-6, 2013 marks Klugh’s 10th Annual Weekend of Jazz at The Broadmoor. I'm so fortunate to have had dozens of jazz legends and talented musicians grace the Weekend of Jazz at The Broadmoor stage over the last 10 years," says Klugh. Reflecting back through the great memories, I am simply humbled and honored to be able to say this is the 10th annual event we have done at The Broadmoor!"
For more than four decades, pianist and composer Joe Sample has been an integral, innovative and bestselling part of jazz history. A founding member of the influential jazz funk combo The Crusaders (originally the Jazz Crusaders) and a pioneer of contemporary jazz piano, Sample has enjoyed a successful solo career. His bestselling recordings include Rainbow Seeker, Carmel, Voices in the Rain, Spellbound, Ashes to Ashes, Invitation (a return to his bebop roots), Did You Feel That?, Old Places, Old Faces and the George Duke produced Sample This. In addition to his own recording, Sample has toured and performed with numerous musical greats in all genres, including Marvin Gaye, Tina Turner, BB King, Eric Clapton, Joe Cocker, Randy Crawford, Anita Baker, and many others.
The most awarded vocal group in history (10 Grammy Awards, 10 Dove Awards, a Soul Train Award, and more) celebrates their 25th Anniversary! Take 6 (Claude McKnight, Mark Kibble, Joel Kibble, Dave Thomas, Alvin Chea and Khristian Dentley), is heralded by Quincy Jones as the “baddest vocal cats on the planet!", and considered the quintessential a cappela group and model for vocal genius. Six virtuosic voices unite in crystal clear harmony, against a backdrop of syncopated rhythms, innovative arrangements, and funky grooves that bubble into an intoxicating brew of jazz, R&B, gospel and pop. The multi-platinum selling group has received praise from such luminaries as Ray Charles, Stevie Wonder, Brian Wilson, Ella Fitzgerald and Whitney Houston.
About The Broadmoor
The Broadmoor is the longest-running consecutive winner of both the AAA Five-Diamond and the Mobil Travel Guide Five-Star awards. For more information on The Broadmoor please call 800.634.7711 or visit Broadmoor.com.