Diego Figueiredo and Ken Peplowski: Bosa Nova Wave
It all started in 1962. Antonio Carlos Jobim wrote the songs, "The Girl from Ipanema", "Corcovado", and “Wave”. The music hit North America and it was an explosion of Grammy’s and Billboard hits. Stan Getz and Charlie Byrd's famous album "Jazz Samba" from April 1962, hit #1 on The Billboard Pop Chart. Now the world renowned artists Ken Peplowski and Diego Figueiredo recreate music from this era, but in their own special way.
Diego Figueiredo (pronounced fig-a-ray-do) comes all the way from Brazil and is considered one of the most talented guitar players in the world today. He is the winner of several important competitions including the Montreux Jazz Competition and the VISA Prize. Diego’s unique interpretations, along with his phenomenal technique and emotion, has created an explosion of adoring fans and concert goers around the world.
Ken Peplowski is one of the leading clarinetists and sax players in jazz today. Ken’s performed and recorded with all the greats including Mel Torme, Leon Redbone, Charlie Byrd, Peggy Lee, Benny Goodman, George Shearing, Madonna, James Moody, Steve Allen, Woody Allen, and many more. Ken Peplowski has recorded over 50 CDs as a soloist, and 400 as a sideman., and Berklee College of Music.