Smooth Jazz and Great Venues – The Broadmoor

GRAMMY® Award-Winning guitarist Earl Klugh annually invites jazz and music enthusiasts to a unique, luxurious getaway at the Mobil Travel Guide Five-Star, AAA Five-Diamond Broadmoor Resort in Colorado Springs. It’s the perfect destination to enjoy exceptional hospitality, accommodations and world-class music – all among the splendor of the Colorado Rockies.

Our community of fans, The Broadmoor and its staff, and performances from the likes of Al Jarreau, Roberta Flack, Chris Botti, Bob James, Patti Austin, Arturo Sandoval, Chuck Mangione, Ramsey Lewis, Spyro Gyra, Joe Sample and many more create this outstanding weekend experience that sells out each year. April 12-14, 2012 marks Klugh’s 9th Annual Weekend of Jazz at The Broadmoor.

The resort dates from 1891, when it began as a small hotel and casino. The current resort was built in 1918 by Spencer Penrose, a Philadelphia entrepreneur whose brother was Senator Boies Penrose. Nicknamed “Spec” for skill at speculation, Spencer Penrose amassed a fortune from mining claims at nearby Cripple Creek, and after a grand tour through Europe’s finest hostelries, decided to build one, with no expense spared. The hotel attracted a wealthy clientele in the early 20th century, drawn to the beauty of Pikes Peak, as well as to the mountain air which aided recuperation from tuberculosis. Penrose was so pleased with the Broadmoor that in 1937 he completed a monument nearby to its creator — his tomb, an 80-foot hilltop observation tower which overlooks the resort.

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