Ken Peplowski

Ken Peplowski

born on 23/5/1959 in Cleveland, OH, United States

Ken Peplowski

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Ken Peplowski
Ken Peplowski (born May 23, 1959) is a jazz clarinetist and tenor saxophonist born in Cleveland, Ohio, known primarily for playing in the swing music idiom. He is sometimes compared to Benny Goodman in terms of tone and virtuosity. For over a decade, Peplowski recorded for Concord Records; his most recent albums have appeared on the Nagel-Heyer Records record label.

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.


  • Double Exposure (1987)
  • Sonny Side (1989)
  • Illuminations (1990)
  • Mr. Gentle and Mr. Cool (1990)
  • Groovin High (with Scott Hamilton & Spike Robinson) (1991)
  • The Bossa Nova Years (with the Charlie Byrd Trio) (1991)
  • Concord Duo Series, Volume three (with Howard Alden) (1992)[1]
  • The Natural Touch (1992)[2] Best Jazz Record of the Year, Preis der deutschen Schallplattenkritik (German equivalent of the Grammy)
  • Steppin with Peps (1993)
  • Live at the Ambassador Auditorium (1994)
  • The Music of Bob Haggart Featuring His Porgy and Bess Arrangements w/ Randy Sandke (Arbors Records) (1994, released 2002)
  • Its a Lonesome Old Town (1995)
  • Encore! (with Howard Alden) (1995)
  • The Other Portrait (1996)
  • A Good Reed (1997)
  • Grenadilla (1998)
  • The Feeling Of Jazz (with Tommy Newsom) (Arbors Records) (1999)
  • All This Vol. I (1999)
  • And Heaven, Too Vol. II (1999, released 2002)
  • Last Swing of the Century (1999)
  • The Michael Moore Trio: The History of Jazz Vol. 2: Dedications (Arbors Records) (2001)
  • Lost In The Stars (2002)
  • Dearest Duke (with Carol Sloane) (Arbors Records) (2007)
  • In Search Of (2011)
  • That Feeling of Jazz (with Tommy Newsom) (2012)

"Maybe September" (2013)

With Kenny Davern

Released Album Notes Label
"The Jazz KENnection"
Arbors Records
w/ Kenny Davern
Arbors Records


  • Frank Barrett and Ken Peplowski (Sep. - Oct., 1998) "Minimal Structures within a Song: An Analysis of 'All of Me'", Organization Science Vol. 9, No. 5


  1. AllMusic
  2. AllMusic

External links

  • Ken Peplowski at All Music Guide
  • The official Ken Peplowski homepage
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