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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.