Posted by William Nunnelley on 2011-05-25

Grammy-winning guitarist Earl Klugh and jazz guitarist Eric Essix will headline a Samford University jazz concert Saturday, June 4, at 7 p.m. in Brock Recital Hall.  The event, sponsored by WVSU 91.1 in partnership with Hoover’s fifth annual Preserve Jazz Festival, will benefit the Rev. John T. Porter Minority Scholarship at Samford.

            Tickets to the Prelude are $75, and include admission to the festival the following day. VIP tickets are available for $125, and include priority seating, festival admission and a reception with the artists following the Saturday night performance.  

            The Preserve Jazz Festival is Sunday, June 5, in Hoover.  It will feature Klugh, Essix, Eric Darius and headliner Boney James.

            For details on the Preserve Jazz Festival and Preserve Prelude, visit the festival website at 

            To purchase tickets, go to 





About Samford University – Samford University is a premier nationally ranked private university deeply rooted in its Christian mission. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th oldest institution of higher education in the United States. U.S. News & World Report ranks Samford 4th among regional universities in the South. Samford enrolls 5,619 students from 44 states, the District of Columbia and 29 other countries in its 10 academic units: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy, and public health. Samford also fields 17 NCAA Division I teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference.