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January 24, 2008updated Feb 08, 2013

Weekend Of Jazz Enters 5th Season With Earl Klugh This April

By Pardhasaradhi Gonuguntla

Colorado Springs, CO: For the past four seasons, GRAMMY® Award-Winning Guitarist Earl Klugh has invited jazz & music enthusiasts to a unique, luxurious getaway at The Broadmoor.

Now, Earl Klugh and The Broadmoor cordially invite you to the Fifth Annual Weekend of Jazz, April 3, 4 & 5, 2008, starring GRAMMY® award-winning composer, pianist and jazz legend Ramsey Lewis, urban jazz sax icon and two-time GRAMMY® nominee Boney James, saxophonist/vocalist/composer Mindi Abair, and vocalist Sophie Milman, along with Earl Klugh.

Thursday night’s entertainment is an intimate fireside engagement with Mindi Abair.

Friday, Sophie Milman performs followed by the legendary Ramsey Lewis. Saturday’s line-up includes performances by Earl Klugh and Boney James.

Late night performers will be announced shortly.

THREE NIGHT PACKAGE INCLUDES (Thursday, Friday and Saturday, April 3 – 5, 2008):
Accommodations for Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights
Tickets to all three nights of the Weekend of Jazz performances for each person on the package
Admission to the Saturday VIP reception with the artists
10% discount on select spa services
10% discount on select retail purchases
Suites available at 30% off published rates
and more!

Three-night packages start at $507 per person, based on double occupancy.
Two-night packages are available Friday and Saturday, April 4 & 5, 2008, starting at $378 per person, based on double occupancy.

Limited availability. Not applicable to groups.

The previous Weekend of Jazz events have sold out well in advance and the 5th Annual Weekend of Jazz at The Broadmoor is expected to do the same.

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To place your weekend reservation, please call The Broadmoor at 800-634-7711 or visit

For more information and all the latest details on entertainment, visit or send an e-mail to with your name and zip code to receive regular Weekend of Jazz updates right to your computer.

About the Artists

Ramsey Lewis
Composer, pianist and jazz legend Ramsey Lewis has been referred to as “the great performer,” a title reflecting his performance style and musical selections which display his early gospel playing and classical training along with his love of jazz and other musical forms. The three-time GRAMMY® Winner hosts a nationally syndicated radio program, “Legends of Jazz with Ramsey Lewis,” as well as the PBS television series of the same title. Ramsey Lewis has fond memories of The Broadmoor and we are honored to have him join us for the 5th annual Weekend of Jazz.

Boney James
Two-time GRAMMY® nominee Boney James is tearing up the Billboard charts with his 10th solo album, Shine. Over the past decade, Boney has earned four gold certifications on a string of hugely successful albums blending jazz and R&B – virtually spawning the sub genre known as Urban Jazz. In addition to his recording achievements, Boney will bring his passion for live performance to the 5th Annual Weekend of Jazz. The “experience of playing live – that’s why I became a musician in the first place,” Boney declares. “It’s exciting and liberating. It never gets old for me.”

Mindi Abair
Since winning ‘Best New Artist’ at the 2003 Smooth Jazz Awards, it has been an incredible ride for saxophonist/vocalist/composer Mindi Abair. Her songs have climbed the Billboard Contemporary Jazz Charts and have been featured on everything from Aaron Spelling’s hit “Summerland” to a Women in Jazz feature at The GRAMMY® Awards to Panasonic’s Jumbotron in Times Square. Mindi’s latest release is with Weekend of Jazz alum Peter White on ‘Peter White Christmas’ with herself and Rick Braun.
Mindi’s first release with Concord/Peak records is scheduled for its debut in April.

Sophie Milman
At age 24, critically acclaimed jazz vocalist Sophie Milman is receiving praise for her sophomore album, Make Someone Happy. The Russian-born beauty and Canadian resident has had an incredible 3 years following her 2004 self-titled debut album. A 2007 iTunes Jazz Best Seller and a Billboard Top 15 artist, Sophie has already accomplished more in her 24 years that people twice her age. The Los Angeles Times writes, “Milman’s rich and honeyed timbres…are the sound of a potential star in the making.”

Earl Klugh
The 2008 Weekend of Jazz at The Broadmoor is Earl Klugh’s 5th annual event as a host & artist. This April, The GRAMMY® winning acoustic guitar player will also release his first full-production album in nine years, the follow-up to 2006 GRAMMY® nominated Naked Guitar. “There is a lot of variety in the music on the record and I am having a blast with it,” Klugh says. “I am looking forward to playing a new show for the Weekend of Jazz audience!”

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

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