Tenor saxophonist/clarinetist Ken Peplowski is one of the younger generation of jazz musicians who excels in the small group swing genre. He was born in Cleveland on May 23, 1959 and began playing professionally while still in his teens. Ken played with the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra, led by Buddy Morrow, and soon after with Benny Goodman's last big band. He has recorded frequently on the Concord label, often with vocalists Rosemary Clooney and Mel Torme. Howard Alden is a favorite band mate and the two appear in Ken's video "The Ken Peplowski Quintet with Harry 'Sweets' Edison."
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