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 





Samford is a leading Christian university offering undergraduate programs grounded in the liberal arts with an array of nationally recognized graduate and professional schools. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th-oldest institution of higher learning in the United States. Samford enrolls 5,791 students from 49 states, Puerto Rico and 16 countries in its 10 academic schools: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy and public health. Samford fields 17 athletic teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference and ranks 6th nationally for its Graduation Success Rate among all NCAA Division I schools.