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Diego Figueiredo and Ken Peplowski

Diego Figueiredo and Ken Peplowski

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Tickets go on sale July 22 at noon

It all started in 1962 when Antonio Carlos Jobim wrote the songs, “The Girl From Ipanema,” “Corcovado,” and “Wave.”

The music hit North America and it was an explosion of Grammys 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, largely considered one of the most talented guitar players in the world, comes all the way from Brazil bringing his unique interpretations, phenomenal technique, and great sense of emotion. Ken Peplowski stands as one of the leading clarinetists and sax players in jazz today. He’s played and recorded with all the greats including Leon Redbone, Charlie Byrd, Peggy Lee, Benny Goodman, James Moody, Steve Allen, and many more.

About UpStage at the Phillips Center Performances:

UpStage brings performers and audiences literally onto the Phillips Center Main Stage; you enter through the Phillips Center lobby and walk through the theater directly onto the stage. We transform our stage into a jazz club atmosphere with tables, chairs, appetizers, and a cash bar.

Friday, March 30 at 7:00 PM
Friday, March 30 at 9:00 PM

UpStage at the Phillips Center »

3201 Hull Road
Gainesville, FL 32611

General Admission $35
UF Students $10