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Earl Klugh American Jazz Icon To Headline Stanbic Jazz Festival In Accra

Jazz legend, Earl Klugh will headline the 2015 Stanbic Jazz Festival at the International Conference Center from February 19-20.

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Earl Klugh is an American smooth jazz /crossover jazz/jazz fusion guitarist and composer. 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.

The second edition of the festival will again feature Arkah Blay and other local jazz artistes. Speaking at the lunch 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 to buttress the point that “we aim to deliver world class service”. According to him as part of the bank’s plan to nurture and promote the development of the visual and performing arts, thus the Stanbic Jazz Festival.

“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.”

“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 ,’’ He added.

Also speaking via the telephone at the lunch of the 2015 Stanbic Jazz Festival, Klugh said he and his band are ready for Ghana. “We are ready to perform in Ghana and we can’t wait to touch base in Accra.”

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. Interested persons can purchase their tickets for the two-day event from any Stanbic Bank branch.

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