Ken Peplowski http://redriverradio.org en Savannah Music Festival: Swing Time Part One http://redriverradio.org/post/savannah-music-festival-swing-time-part-one <div><strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Airs Thursday, June 5, 2014. </span></strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The concept of a jazz party goes back to the origins of the music, since the very function of jazz was often connected to dancing. More recently however, the term jazz party has been used to describe a multi-day gathering of musicians and audiences in which the common bond is the creation of a good time atmosphere where it's all about swinging the bandstand. In this episode, we listen to Bucky </span>Pizzarelli<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, Ken </span>Peplowski<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, Howard Alden, and </span>Wycliffe<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Gordon, among others, performing some of the classics that helped define what we know today as "swing."</span></div><p> Fri, 06 Jun 2014 01:00:00 +0000 45112 at http://redriverradio.org Savannah Music Festival: Swing Time Part One Newport Jazz Festival: Three Clarinets Live http://redriverradio.org/post/newport-jazz-festival-three-clarinets-live <p><strong style="line-height: 1.5;"><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Airs Tuesday, March 12 at 9 p.m. &nbsp;</span></strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The name of the band refers to Ken </span>Peplowski<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, a Swing-era specialist; Evan Christopher, a living historian of the New Orleans Creole clarinet; and </span>Anat<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Cohen — what doesn't she do? They're not the only ones on stage, of course — they'll be backed by a band which knows the time-honored and broad-shouldered methods of swing. This reedy convocation on the state of the clarinet today was put together for Newport, and — on the birthday anniversary of Louis Armstrong — was filled with ad lib fireworks.</span></p><p> Wed, 13 Mar 2013 02:00:00 +0000 24701 at http://redriverradio.org Newport Jazz Festival: Three Clarinets Live