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5 Fun Facts about the Kruger Brothers, Coming to McGlohon Theater Oct. 24!

October 14, 2015
The Kruger Brothers come to McGlohon Theater Oct. 24!

The Kruger Brothers play at McGlohon Theater Oct. 24!

Some call it jazz. Some call it classical. Some call it bluegrass. Certainly, the music of the Kruger Brothers is all of that and more. Drawing on a rich cultural palette, theirs is a music that celebrates the best of what music can be: exciting, engaging, intelligent and delightful. We already know you can’t wait for this show, coming to McGlohon Theater at Spirit Square on Oct. 24, but just in case you want to know a little more about this talented group, read on!


  • Born and raised in Europe, brothers Jens and Uwe Kruger started singing and playing instruments at a very young age. The brothers were performing regularly by the time they were 11 and 12 years old, and they began their professional careers in 1979.
  • CBS Records contracted with Jens and Uwe when Jens was just 17 years old, and shortly thereafter, the Krugers hosted a radio show on SRG SSR, the Swiss Public broadcast group.
  • After the brothers teamed up with bass player Joel Landsberg, a native of New York City who also had a very extensive musical upbringing in classical and jazz music, they established the incomparable sound that The Kruger Brothers are known for today. The trio moved to the United States in 2002 and are based in Wilkesboro.
  • In addition to their regular concert schedule, The Kruger Brothers perform classical pieces regularly with select symphony orchestras and string quartets throughout the country.
  • Jens Kruger won the Steve Martin Prize for Excellence in Banjo and Bluegrass Music in 2013.

Don’t miss An Evening With The Kruger Brothers in McGlohon Theater on Oct. 24. CLICK HERE for tickets before it’s too late!

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