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Primary Instrument: Clarinet

Born: May 23, 1959

The late Mel Tormé said, “Since the advent of Benny Goodman, there have been too few clarinetists to fill the void that Goodman left. Ken Peplowski is most certainly one of those few. The man is magic.” The New York Times pronounced a concert of Ken's “Goodman Straight Up,With A Twist Of Lightning.” These quotes only hint at Ken Peplowski's virtuosity - not only is he an outstanding clarinetist and saxophone player, but he's also a charismatic entertainer who has been delighting audiences for over 30 years with his warmth,wit, and musicianship.

“When you grow up in Cleveland, Ohio, playing in a Polish polka band, you learn to think fast on your feet,” says Peplowski, who played his first professional engagement when he was still in elementary school. “From my first time performing in public, I knew I wanted to play music for a living.” Ken and his trumpet-playing brother, Ted, made many local radio and TV appearances and played for Polish dances and weddings virtually every weekend all through high school. “That's where I learned to improvise, 'fake' songs, learn about chord changes, etc. - it's exactly like learning to swim by being thrown into the water!”...
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Featured recording “Maybe September”

Maybe September

Capri Records
2014
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    Maybe September

    Capri Records
    2014
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    Maybe September

    Capri Records
    2013
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    In Search Of ...

    Capri Records
    2011
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    Noir Blue

    Capri Records
    2010
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    Happy Together - Live At Birdland Volume One

    nagel heyer records
    2009
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    Gypsy Lamento

    Venus Records
    2008
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    Easy to Remember

    nagel heyer records
    2005
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