Peplowski To Pay Tribute to Benny Goodman In Morristown

Jazz clarinetist Ken Peplowski will pay tribute to jazz legend Benny Goodman at the Bickford Theatre on Thursday, May 3.

He and his sextet, featuring Chuck Redd on vibes, Rossano Sportiello on piano, Sean Smith on bass, Matt Witek on drums, and Hilary Gardner on vocals, remember the great clarinetist in celebration of the 80th anniversary of the famous Carnegie Hall Jazz Concert of 1938.

Peplowski will be joined by vibes great Chuck Redd, whom he met through guitarist Charlie Byrd. Redd was the featured vibraphonist with the Mel Torme All-Star Jazz Quintet in the 1990s with whom he appeared at Carnegie Hall and on the Tonight Show with Johnny Carson.

Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the door and may be purchased online at morrismuseum.org, by phone at (973) 971-3706, or in person at the Bickford Theatre Box Office.

Morris Museum members pay $25 both in advance and at the door. The Morris Museum’s Bickford Theatre offers free parking and full accessibility. Box office hours for phone sales are Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5p.m. Walk-up hours are Tuesday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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