Ken Peplowski | SITE
Ken had his first professional engagement while still in elementary school in Cleveland–playing clarinet in a Polka band. He also taught at the local music store and played in the family band. After a year of college, he joined the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra and shortly thereafter Benny Goodman put together a new band featuring Ken on tenor saxophone. Today, his appearances run the gamut from small local clubs to the Hollywood Bowl, headlining in Las Vegas and a wide variety of US and European festivals and clubs. He has recorded more than 50 CDs as a soloist and close to 400 as a sideman, collaborating with Mel Tormé, Leon Redbone, Peggy Lee, Madonna, George Shearing, Hank Jones and many others.