“ Ken Peplowski is arguably the greatest living swing clarinettist “ Russell Davies BBC2 August 2013
In the swing era the ‘Kings of the Clarinet’ Benny Goodman, Artie Shaw, Jimmy Dorsey, & Woody Herman were huge pop stars. They all inspired the legendary Buddy de Franco to achieve stardom on the instrument..
Even Glenn Miller created his original big–band sound by using master clarinettist Peanuts Hucko to lead his Sax section .
Today, Clarinet Maestro’s Ken Peplowski & Eddie Daniels ‘fly the flag’ for the instrument in the USA, while virtuoso’s Julian Marc Stringle & Mark Crooks excite audiences here in Europe..
On April 26th at Soho’s Ronnie Scott Club, Ken Peplowski & Julian Marc Stringle play a sparkling tribute to the ‘Kings of the Clarinet’ backed by Britain’s Oscar Peterson
Craig Milverton on Piano with Al Swainger on Bass & Nick Milward on Drums .