Ghanaian Jazz lovers were over the weekend treated to live performances from Grammy winning guitar genius, Earl Klugh.
Just as he promised, Earl thrilled fans at the Stanbic Bank Ghana Jazz festival held at the Accra International Conference centre.
Among the enthusiastic audience were Former President John Agyekum Kufour, flag bearer of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Nana Akufo-Addo and Gabby Otchere Darko
The others include the Managing Director of the Daily Graphic, Ken Ashigbey, veteran actor, Fred Amugi, award winning poet, Professor Kofi Anyidoho.
The crowd could not help than to dance to the smoothing tunes being played by the versatile and prolific jazz music legend.
Some of the songs performed include: Midnight in San Juan, Heartstring, Wishful Thinking, Vonetta and Cabo Frio.
The guitar giant was backed by Stan Sergeant (electric bass), Tom Braxton (alto/soprano sax and flute), Marcus Finnie (drums) and David Lee Spradley (piano)
The two-day event also featured other renowned Ghanaian jazz artistes including Ebo Taylor, Ackah Blay and Bernard Ayisa-Victor Dey Quintet supported by Jasper Band, Big Wellington Trio, Kyekyeku and Stanbic Rhythms.
Earl Klugh has released dozens of albums, 24 of which have been on Billboard’s top-10 list of jazz albums.
As a composer and songwriter, Klugh’s credit appears on a wide range of recordings from artists such as Aretha Franklin, Jamie Foxx, Roberta Flack, Mary J. Blige, Kenny Loggins, Al Jarreau and many others.
Proceeds from the show according to organizers will be used to support the fight against maternal mortality and leukemia.
Head of Marketing and Communications at Stanbic Ghana, Mawuko Afadzinu said the initiative is part of their corporate social responsibility to give back to society.
“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” he stressed.
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