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A Concert with Jazz Guitarist
EARL KLUGH



SATURDAY, February 21st, 2004
at 8PM & 10:30PM

PLACE:  Inter-Media Art Center        
370 New York Avenue, Huntington, NY  11743

CONTACT:  Kathie Bodily  [631] 549-9666
PHONE:  [631] 549-2787

TICKETS: $37.50 General Public
/ $28.50 IMAC Members

On Saturday, February 21st, 2004 at 8PM & 10:30PM, the Inter-Media Art Center (IMAC) in Huntington, Long Island will present a concert with jazz guitarist EARL KLUGH.

An acoustic guitarist with a very pretty tone, Earl Klugh was putting the “smooth” into jazz long before there was an official radio format, debuting the light-hearted, easy funk style that’s become his trademark. Klugh thinks of Chet Atkins as being his most important influence. Klugh played on a Yusef Lateef album when he was 15 and gained recognition in 1971 for his contributions to George Benson's “White Rabbit” record. He played regularly with Benson in 1973, was a member of Return to Forever briefly in 1974, and then in the mid-'70s, began recording as a leader. Klugh's popular recordings (for Blue Note, Capitol, Manhattan, and Warner Bros.) tend to use light funk beats, stick closely to the melody, and put the emphasis on his sound.

Over the course of nearly 30 albums, Klugh has not only stuck to his guns in the face of shifting musical trends but has also become, in the modern smooth jazz genre, one of the most imitated acoustic guitar icons. After making a single song appearance on the popular Melrose Place soundtrack, the Detroit native- after a twelve album stint on Warner Brothers Records- joins Windham Hill’s growing roster of veteran jazz great with the long awaited release of Peculiar Situation.

Tickets for this performance are $37.50 ($28.50 for IMAC Members). For tickets or further information on this performance, or on other IMAC programs, call IMAC's 24-hour Arts-Line at (631) 549-ARTS. Tickets can also be purchased at the theater from noon to 6PM, Tuesday through Friday, 2PM to 6PM on Saturdays and after 2PM on the day of the performances. For further information, call IMAC's business office at (631) 549-9666.

The Inter-Media Art Center, Inc. is a non-profit Media and Performing Arts Center whose programs and services are supported in part by public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts (a state agency), Suffolk County Office of Cultural Affairs, the Town of Huntington, by a grant from The Harmon Foundation, as well as by the Members of IMAC. IMAC also gratefully acknowledges support from Fleet Bank, Korg USA, The Guitar Center, The D’Addario Foundation for the Performing Arts, AutoOne Insurance, Peconic Bay Winery, Branch Financial Services and Olivia and Harlan Fischer.

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370 New York Avenue
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(631) 549-9666


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