Ken Peplowski Quintet: The Great American Songbook
Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola Presents Ken Peplowski Quintet:
The Great American Songbook
clarinetist Ken Peplowski, pianist Ehud Asherie, bassist David Wong, drummer Aaron Kimmel, and trumpeter Terell Stafford And Very Special Guest Houston Person Saturday Only!
Thursday through Sunday January 28-31, 2016
Shows 7:30 & 9:30 pm
Dizzy's Club Coca Cola
10 Columbus Cir 5th fl, New York, NY 10019
Ken Peplowski is a clarinetist and saxophonist cherished for keeping the fire bright in classic small-group jazz and the Great American Songbook. Alongside an experienced quintet of in-demand jazzmen, he performs impeccable, often virtuosic arrangements of classic songs and authentic jazz styles. Though the music is timeless, it's a rare and enlightening privilege to experience renditions that so deftly balance authenticity with individuality. "Mr. Peplowski sounds the way (Benny) Goodman might if he had kept evolving, kept on listening to new music, kept refining his sound, polishing his craft, and expanding his musical purview into the 21st century." – Will Friedwald in The Wall Street Journal, December 2012
Tonight's show kicks off a four-night series with the Ken Peplowski Quintet, with each evening focusing on distinct themes and artists from the Great American Songbook. Part 1 (Thursday) will explore the music of Richard Rodgers, the first person to ever win an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony Award, best known for his work with Lorenz Hart and Oscar Hammerstein II. Beyond Broadway, film, and television, Rodgers forever changed the landscape of jazz, contributing such classics as "My Favorite Things." Each night of this series will dig deep into different territory, so anyone interested in the most entertaining crash-course in American music should also check out parts 2, 3, and 4!
The Great American Songbook Part 2: Honoring Harold Arlen
The Great American Songbook Part 3: The New Standards
The Great American Songbook Part 4: Audience Pick!
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