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KEN PEPLOWSKI w/The Lineage Trio
July 6, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm$20 – $40
Three of the brightest young talents on today’s jazz scene—guitarist Graham Dechter, bassist Alex Frank, and drummer Ryan Shaw—have banded together to form a new group, The Lineage Trio. With their intricate, tight-knit, and hard-swinging arrangements, the trio not only pays homage to The Poll Winners (Barney Kessel, Ray Brown, Shelly Manne), but carries that tradition forward into the next generation of jazz music. Grammy-nominated Dechter became the youngest member of the Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra at age 19 and has recorded many albums with the group. Frank is the bassist for Jeff Goldblum’s group, The Mildred Snitzer Orchestra, and can be both seen and heard in Clint Eastwood’s film version of Jersey Boys. Shaw has toured extensively with Seth MacFarlane and, along with Dechter, played on many tracks on Michael Bublé’s new hit album, Love. The Lineage Trio made its official live debut in October 2018, with a weeklong residency at Marians Jazzroom, home of the International Jazzfestival Bern, Switzerland. In December they performed at The Smith Center in Las Vegas as well as Bluewhale in Los Angeles. They are in the middle of recording their debut album and have lined up a Summer 2019 tour at many of the top jazz venues in the U.S.
Ken Peplowski has recorded approximately 70 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. He travels at least half of every year, playing clubs, concert halls, colleges, and pops concerts. He has headlined the Hollywood Bowl, Carnegie Hall, Birdland Jazz Club, the Blue Note, and Dizzy’s Club amongst many other venues. Ken’s CDs on the Capri label, Noir Blue, In Search Of, and Maybe September were released to great critical acclaim and massive airplay. He has recorded music as diverse as Italian and French folk songs, avant-garde jazz, pop, and classical music; he recorded the Darius Milhaud Clarinet Concerto with an orchestra in Sofia, Bulgaria, and was a featured soloist (playing Mozart) in 2015 at the Siletz Bay Music Festival in Oregon, where he premiered a new concerto in 2016, written for him by Dick Hyman. Ken was the musical director of the Oregon Festival Of American Music (OFAM) for eight years, and is a longtime performer/consultant to The Jazz Cruise, where he was elected into the Jazz Cruise Hall Of Fame in 2013.
“Brilliantly entertaining”. DownBeat Magazine, October 2017
“Ken Peplowski is arguably the greatest living jazz clarinetist” Russell Davies, BBC2 August 2013
“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