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Music Under the Stars
September 20 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pmFREE
The Davis/Peplin Duo began one night when Neil Davis was performing with the legendary Mel Rhyne at the Jazz Estate. Mel was Wes Montgomery’s organist for decades. Neil stole the show on almost every number. I was impressed.
I asked Neil to form a jazz guitar duo with me and he agreed that we should form an alliance.
That was over twelve years ago and we’ve played over 250 gigs since then. We have established a rapport with each other and accidentally created a jazz guitar subculture in Milwaukee. Almost every jazz musician has come to our residencies to sit in, for which we are thankful!
Steve Peplin serves as adjunct professor of jazz guitar at Lawrence University and full time music instructor at MATC. Steve can also be heard Strangelander, Amanda Huff, Dinosaur Rocket, De La Buena, Matchstick and several other Milwaukee based bands.
Neil Davis is adjunct professor of guitar are UW Oshkosh and founder of West End Conservatory in Milwaukee as well as co-founder of Milwaukee Jazz Vision which has produced the very successful East Side Jazz fest and Bay View Jazz fest and has taught at MYSO and other institutions.
Neil plays for several groups including the OGD Trio and CNJ.