One of the world’s most versatile and prolific jazz music legends, Earl Klugh, arrived in Ghana on Tuesday with his band to perform at this year’s Stanbic Jazz Festival.
The festival, which is being organised by Stanbic Ghana, in partnership with Vodafone, is expected to attract a large number of jazz music lovers from all walks of life.
The jazz legend and his band yesterday paid a courtesy call on management and staff of Vodafone at the Vodafone headoffice in Accra.
The two-day event, which would also feature Ebo Taylor, Ackah Blay and other Ghanaian jazz artistes, is in support of the fight against maternal mortality and leukaemia.
The festival seeks to generate new levels of interest and support for jazz and encourage jazz lovers to preserve and promote the genre.
Stanbic is a brand known for supporting arts and culture, and this is the latest venture in that direction. The bank is continuing with the backing that the Standard Bank Group has for music, culture and jazz in particular.
The annual Standard Bank Joy of Jazz in Johannesburg dates back to 1997 when it became the title sponsor of the popular South African Jazz Festival.
Mawuko Afadzinu, Head of Marketing and Communications, said, ‘With the arrival of Earl Klugh, all is set for two nights of wonderful music. As we promised last year, we want 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.’
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