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Monday, August 17, 2015

Northampton Jazz Workshop features clarinetist and tenor saxophonist Ken Peplowski

Northampton Jazz Workshop features guest clarinetist and tenor saxophonist Ken Peplowski, Tuesday August 25th, 7:30 to 8:30 PM followed by an open jazz jam until 10:30 PM, The Loft at the Clarion Hotel.

Ken Peplowski has collaborated with: Mel Torme, Leon Redbone, Charlie Byrd, Peggy Lee, George Shearing,  Madonna, Hank Jones, Dave Frishberg, Rosemary Clooney, Tom Harrell,  James Moody, Cedar Walton, Houston Person, Steve Allen, Bill Charlap, Woody Allen, Marianne Faithfull, Isaac Delgado & Erich Kunzel. (“Although not necessarily in that order,” says Ken).

Ken's bio: Ken Peplowski has recorded approximately 50 CDs as a soloist, and close to 400 as a sideman – some of the artists he’s performed/recorded with include Charlie Byrd, Mel Torme, Rosemary Clooney, Erich Kunzel and the Cincinnati Pops, Hank Jones, Peggy Lee, Bill Charlap, Woody Allen, Benny Goodman, and Madonna.

Ken Peplowski is a Buffet-Crampon artist, and plays the R-13 clarinet,with a Portnoy mouthpiece and Van Doren German-cut reeds. He also plays a Yamaha tenor sax and a Berg Larsen mouthpiece.

Upcoming Guest Artists:

SIX WEEKS OF SAXOPHONES
8/25 - Ken Peplowski on clarinet and tenor
9/1  -  Greg Abate on sax and flute
9/8  -  Felipe Salles and UMASS sax students (first event of the 2015 Northampton Jazz Festival)
9/15 - Gary Smulyan on bari
9/22 - Peter and Will Anderson on clarinet and sax
9/29 - Erik Lawrence on saxes

The concert set starts at 7:30, followed immediately by the jam session until 10:30. No cover or minimum. The Loft at the Clarion Hotel (413) 586-1211, 1 Atwood Dr (Rt. 5 at Exit 18 off I 91), Northampton, MA.


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