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Amizade: An Evening with Ken Peplowski and Diego Figueiredo

November 2, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Diego Figueiredo & Ken Peplowski

In Portuguese, the word amizade means friendship. The remarkable musical friendship between virtuoso Brazilian guitarist Diego Figueiredo and clarinet master Ken Peplowski takes center stage as the opening concert on the Jazz Arts Group’s 2019-2020 Jazz at the Lincoln Theatre concert series.

Montreux Jazz Competition winner Diego Figueiredo has performed with Cyrille Aimee, Larry Coryell, Los Hermanos and many others. His unique style, which fuses jazz, classical and bossa nova, has captured the imagination of international music fans, and been captured on 19 recordings and three DVDs. The great American jazz guitarist George Benson summed up Diego’s gifts this way: “He’s one of the greatest guitarists I’ve seen in my whole life.”

“When you grow up in Cleveland, Ohio, playing in a Polish polka band, you learn to think fast on your feet,” says Ken Peplowski, who played his first pro engagement when he was still in elementary school. But it wasn’t just fast thinking but rather phenomenal talent that took this Cleveland lad clear around the world performing with one of the greatest big bands of all time – the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra. In addition to the Dorsey band, Ken has performed with Benny Goodman, Mel Torme, Leon Redbone, Charlie Byrd, Peggy Lee, George Shearing, Madonna, Hank Jones, Dave Frishberg, Rosemary Clooney, Tom Harrell, James Moody, Cedar Walton, Houston Person, Steve Allen, Bill Charlap, Woody Allen, Marianne Faithfull, Isaac Delgado, Erich Kunzel, and the Columbus Jazz Orchestra. His return to Columbus with Diego Figueiredo is timed to the release of the pair’s first duo recording, “Amizade.”

  • $20 per person | $10 students (plus a $1.50 per ticket CAPA facility fee)
  • Four-Concert Packages on sale now at the CBUSArts Ticket Center (39 East State Street). Single tickets go on sale Monday, August 12 at the CBUSArts Ticket Center (39 East State Street), all Ticketmaster Outlets, online at Ticketmaster.com and by phone at (614) 469-0939 or (800) 745-3000. Day-of tickets will be available at the theater starting two hours before show time.
  • Early Birds get 4 tickets for the price of 3 for this series. Click below to learn how.


November 2, 2019
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Lincoln Theatre
769 E. Long St,
Columbus, OH 43215 United States
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