Vaughn Klugh does it all with style and panache. He is a professional guitarist versed in jazz, classical, pop and contemporary styles. He is an accomplished composer and arranger and an experienced instructor having taught at many jazz camps and seminars in the USA and overseas at Shonan College in Kamakura, Japan, in addition to the University of Windsor, School of Music.
Mr. Klugh has performed, arranged for and/or taught with renowned artists including Marcus Belgrave, Marvin Gay, Gary Burton, Hank Jones and Tommy Flanagan. He has performed in Michigan with a number of groups and shows including The Real Deal (14-piece big band), Tapology (international tap dancing review), the Motown Musical “Now That I Can Dance”, Blues Rhythm Musical, Marcus Belgrave Trio, Norman Thrasher, Mama’s Lickin’Stick Clarinet Ensemble, Teddy Edwards Symphony at Montreaux Detroit Jazz Festival, Harold McKinney Group, “Real Tones” and Johnny Trudell Orchestra. He has been a featured artist on Detroit Live Jazz, WDET FM – Ed Love Show on National Public Radio.
Vaughn Klugh’s CDs include “Two for the Road”, “Wendel Harrison & Vaughn Klugh Duo” and his most recent “Choose Love”. He is the author of “T.H.A.T.” -- the “Theory, Harmony, Arranging Techniques” teaching system.
Mr. Klugh is a graduate of Berklee College of Music, Boston, MA, with a Professional Diploma in arranging and composition. He studied jazz and classical guitar under Mark French, William Levitt, William Bresnahan, Pat Matheny and Wilson Warren and was an understudy of Herb Pomeroy: Linear Writing, Duke Ellington Style Arrangement & Jazz Composition.