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Ken Peplowski (born May 23, 1959) is a jazz clarinetist and tenor saxophonist born in Cleveland, Ohio, known primarily for playing swing music. For over a decade, Peplowski recorded for Concord Records.

Ken Peplowski
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Ken Peplowski, Eugene, Oregon, 2007
Background information
Born (1959-05-23) May 23, 1959 (age 60)
Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.
GenresJazz, dixieland, swing, mainstream jazz, traditional pop
Occupation(s)Musician
InstrumentsClarinet, tenor saxophone
LabelsConcord, Nagel-Heyer, Arbors
Associated actsTommy Newsom, Howard Alden, Kenny Davern

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.

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Awards and honorsEdit

DiscographyEdit

As leaderEdit

  • Double Exposure (Concord Jazz, 1988)
  • Sonny Side (Concord Jazz, 1989)
  • Mr. Gentle and Mr. Cool (Concord Jazz, 1990)
  • Natural Touch (Concord Jazz, 1992)
  • Steppin' with Peps (Concord Jazz, 1993)
  • Ken Peplowski and Howard Alden (Concord Jazz, 1993)
  • 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)
  • Illuminations (Concord Jazz, 1999)
  • 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)
  • Happy Together: Live at Birdland Volume One with Jesper Thilo (Nagel-Heyer, 2008)
  • Pow-Wow with Howard Alden (Arbors, 2008)
  • Stardust with the New York Trio (Venus, 2009)
  • E Pluribus Duo with Dick Hyman (Victoria, 2009)
  • Noir Blue (Capri, 2010)
  • Like a Lover with Nicki Parrott (Venus, 2011)
  • 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)
  • Amizade with Diego Figueiredo (Arbors, 2019)

As sidemanEdit

With Charlie Byrd

  • The Bossa Nova Years (Concord, 1991)
  • Aquarelle (Concord Concerto, 1994)
  • Moments Like This (Concord, 1994)
  • Homage to Jobim (Concord Picante, 2005)

With Dick Hyman

  • Swing Is Here (Reference, 1996)
  • E Pluribus Duo (Victoria, 2009)
  • Live at the Kitano (Victoria, 2013)

With Susannah McCorkle

  • No More Blues (Concord Jazz, 1989)
  • From Bessie to Brazil (Concord Jazz, 1993)
  • From Broadway to Bebop (Concord Jazz, 1994)
  • Easy to Love: The Songs of Cole Porter (Concord Jazz, 1996)

With Nicki Parrott

  • Like a Lover (Venus, 2011)
  • The Look of Love (Venus, 2014)
  • Yesterday Once More: The Carpenters Song Book (Venus, 2016)

With Leon Redbone

  • Red to Blue (August 1985)
  • Sugar (Private Music, 1990)
  • Up a Lazy River (Private Music, 1992)
  • Whistling in the Wind (Private Music, 1994)
  • Any Time (Blue Thumb, 2001)

With Randy Sandke

  • Stampede (Jazzology, 1992)
  • I Hear Music (Concord Jazz, 1993)
  • The Bix Beiderbecke Era (Nagel-Heyer, 1993)
  • The Re-discovered Louis and Bix (Nagel-Heyer, 2000)
  • Inside Out (Nagel-Heyer, 2002)
  • Randy Sandke Meets Bix Beiderbecke (Nagel-Heyer, 2002)
  • The Music of Bob Haggart (Arbors, 2002)

With Loren Schoenberg

  • Time Waits for No One (Musicmasters, 1987)
  • Solid Ground (Musicmasters, 1988)
  • Just A-Settin' and A-Rockin' (Musicmasters, 1990)

With Mel Torme

With others

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