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Sunday, April 2, 2017
Gold Coast Jazz Presents Tribute to Stan Getz & Charlie Byrd's Bossa Nova April 12, 2017 in Fort Lauderdale
Ken Peplowski and Diego Figueiredo
Bring The Bossa Nova Wave
to Broward Center
April 12, 2017 ~ 7:45pm
On April 12, The Bossa Nova Wave rolls into town. The Bossa Nova Wave is richly recreated and reminiscent of the performances of Stan Getz and Charlie Byrd with legendary jazz clarinetist, Ken Peplowski and one of today’s greatest guitarist, Diego Figueiredo. Peplowski is the leading clarinetist in jazz today and has performed with a litany of who’s who of the jazz world. Figueiredo hails from Brazil and is considered one of the most talented guitarists in the world today.
This performance is richly recreated and reminiscent of the performances of the iconic duo, Stan Getz and Charlie Byrd and features the legendary jazz clarinetist, Ken Peplowski with Diego Figueiredo. Peplowski is one of the leading clarinetist and saxophonist in jazz today and has performed with a litany of who’s who of the jazz world. A past member of the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra, Ken joined the group under the direction of Buddy Morrow. When the legendary Benny Goodman came out of retirement and put together a new band, he hired Peplowski on tenor saxophone.
Ken has recorded close to 20 albums on Concord Records, including The Natural Touch and The Other Portrait. Other recordings include Lost In The Stars" and Easy To Remember, on Nagel Heyer Records label and Noir Blue on the Capri Record label.
Diego Figueiredo hails from Brazil and is considered one of the most talented guitarists in the world today having won numerous competition including the Montreux Jazz Competition and the VISA Prize. Diego’s music is a fusion between Jazz, Bossa Nova and Classical. Diego’s unique interpretations, along with his phenomenal technique and emotion, has created an explosion of adoring fans and concert goers.
Both Peplowski and Figueiredo have performed world-wide and in numerous jazz festivals, jazz cruises and more. Jamie Ousley on bass and Carlomagno Araya on drums round out the quartet.
To round out the season, on May 10, 2017 we will feature the South Florida Jazz Orchestra and two special vocalists. Continuing the celebration of Frank Sinatra’s 100th year, jazz vocalist Johnny Rodgers joins forces with vocalist David Pruyn and the South Florida Jazz Orchestra for an evening that will include the jazz favorites of Frank Sinatra, nicknamed “Ol’ Blue Eyes,” and Mel Tormé, known as “The Velvet Fog”. Led by Chuck Bergeron, the South Florida Jazz Orchestra is a modern Big Band comprised of some of the best Jazz musicians, studio musicians, and Jazz educators in the southeast who have performed and toured with many of the greatest artists in Jazz and Popular music. TICKETS & MORE INFORMATION
For more information about the 25th Anniversary Jazz Concert Series, go to www.goldcoastjazz.org. The Gold Coast Jazz Society is a not-for-profit organization that is dedicated to the preservation and promotion of jazz music through a mainstage concert series, free community concerts, educational programs, a jazz scholarship program and musical services provided by the Gold Coast Jazz Society Band.
Funding for this organization is provided in part by the Broward County Board of County Commissioners as recommended by the Broward Cultural Council, the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture and is supported by Funding Arts Broward, supporting innovative local visual and performing arts in Broward County. Concert Series sponsors include American National Bank, Morgan Stanley, and the Mary Porter Fund of the Community Foundation of Broward. Sponsored in part by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture.