Ken Peplowski

Genres: Jazz
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Decades: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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23 May 1959, Cleveland, Ohio, USA. Peplowski took up the clarinet as a child and played his first professional engagement at the age of 10. He studied formally and played both classical music and jazz, appearing on radio and television in and around his home town. In 1978 his quartet played opposite the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra, at the time under the direction of Buddy Morrow, and he was promptly offered a job. Peplowski toured extensively with the band, including a visit to Europe. During this period he met and briefly studied with Sonny Stitt. After two and a half years with the orchestra he decided to settle in New York. He obtained work in many areas of music, playing with a touring company of the show Annie, in symphony orchestras, in studio bands for films and records, and with jazz groups that ranged from traditional to the avant garde. Among these engagements, the most prestigious was a television date and two albums with Benny Goodman.

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