Ken Peplowski

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Ken Peplowski
Ken Peplowski, Eugene, Oregon, 2007
Ken Peplowski, Eugene, Oregon, 2007
Background information
Born (1959-05-23) May 23, 1959 (age 63)
Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.
GenresJazz, dixieland, swing, mainstream jazz, traditional pop
Occupation(s)Musician
InstrumentsClarinet, tenor saxophone
LabelsConcord, Nagel-Heyer, Arbors
Websitekenpeplowski.com

Ken Peplowski (born May 23, 1959)[1] is an American jazz clarinetist and tenor saxophonist. He was born in Cleveland, Ohio, United States,[1] and known primarily for playing swing music. For over a decade, Peplowski recorded for Concord Records.

In 2007, Peplowski was named jazz advisor of Oregon Festival of American Music and music director of Jazz Party at The Shedd, both in Eugene, Oregon.

Awards and honors[edit]

Discography[edit]

As leader/co-leader[edit]

  • Double Exposure (Concord Jazz, 1988) – recorded in 1987
  • Sonny Side (Concord Jazz, 1989)
  • The Ken Peplowski Quintet, Mr. Gentle and Mr. Cool (Concord Jazz, 1990)
  • Illuminations (Concord Jazz, 1991)
  • Natural Touch (Concord Jazz, 1992)
  • Steppin' with Peps (Concord Jazz, 1993)
  • Ken Peplowski and Howard Alden with Howard Alden (Concord Jazz, 1993) – recorded in 1992
  • Live at Ambassador Auditorium (Concord Jazz, 1994)
  • Encore with Howard Alden (Concord Jazz, 1995)
  • It's a Lonesome Old Town (Concord Jazz, 1995)
  • The Other Portrait (Concord Concerto, 1996)
  • Grenadilla (Concord Jazz, 1998)
  • Last Swing of the Century (Concord Jazz, 1999)
  • The Feeling of Jazz with Tommy Newsom (Arbors, 1999)
  • Just Friends with George Masso (Nagel-Heyer, 2002)
  • Easy to Remember (Nagel-Heyer, 2004)
  • Memories of You (Venus, 2006) – recorded in 2005
  • When You Wish Upon a Star (Venus, 2007) – recorded in 2006
  • Happy Together: Live at Birdland Volume One with Jesper Thilo (Nagel-Heyer, 2008)
  • Pow-Wow with Howard Alden (Arbors, 2008)
  • Ken Peplowski Gypsy Jazz Band, Gypsy Lamento (Venus, 2008) – recorded in 2007
  • Every Time We Say Goodbye (Venus, 2008) – recorded in 2007
  • Stardust with the New York Trio (Venus, 2009) – recorded in 2008
  • E Pluribus Duo with Dick Hyman (Victoria, 2009)
  • Noir Blue (Capri, 2010)
  • Like a Lover with Nicki Parrott (Venus, 2011) – recorded in 2017
  • In Search Of (Capri, 2011)
  • Live at the Kitano with Dick Hyman (Victoria, 2013)
  • Maybe September (Capri, 2013)
  • The Clarinet Maestros with Julian Marc Stringle, Craig Milverton (Merfangle, 2015)
  • At the Watermill with Alan Barnes (Woodville, 2015)
  • Enrapture (Capri, 2016)
  • Duologue with Adrian Cunningham (Arbors, 2018) – recorded in 2010
  • Amizade with Diego Figueiredo (Arbors, 2019)[3][4]
  • Ken Peplowski Quartet, Petite Fluer (Venus, 2019) – recorded in 2018

As sideman[edit]

Publications[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Ken Peplowski | Biography & History". AllMusic. Retrieved July 31, 2021.
  2. ^ "The Natural Touch - Ken Peplowski Quintet | Songs, Reviews, Credits". AllMusic. Retrieved July 31, 2021.
  3. ^ Ken Peplowski/Diego Figueiredo, Amizade. Review by Alex Henderson, NYCJR, February 2020, Issue 214, page 38 - retrieved 12 February 2020.
  4. ^ "Ken Peplowski | Album Discography". AllMusic. Retrieved July 31, 2021.

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