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The holidays begineth, the clarinet waileth... - November 22, 2016

Tuesday, November 22, 2016
Seth with clarinet
Clarinet is coming...
The holiday season is about to begin, and that means everyone's favorite Hanukkah elf is about to get CRAZY busy!  Here are some highlights from the next two weeks, but go to www.sethkibel.com to get the complete schedule!

Sunday, November 27 -- Seth Kibel & The Music Pilgrim Trio
Edlavitch Washington DC Jewish Community Center -- "Klezmer Brunch"
1529 16th Street, NW
Washington, DC  20036
11 am to 12:30 pm
$30 brunch & concert, $15 concert only
(there's no option for getting just the brunch without having to listen to us, save earplugs)
Klezmer, jazz, and some Russian favorites with yours truly, Vladimir Fridman on guitar and vocals, and Bob Abbott on double bass.
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Then...that very same evening...
7014C Westmoreland Avenue
Takoma Park, MD  20912
7:30 to 9:30 pm
Sampler 6 "Holiday Snowflakes" CD Release Concert

In "Allyword," Airshow Mastering's new concert venue!
Broadcast LIVE at WOWD-LP/94.3 FM, www.TakomaRadio.org

Featuring:
Patty Reese, Bill Starks, Ruthie and the Wranglers, Karen Collins & The Backroads Band, Jesse Palidofsky, Joe Uehlein w/ Anna Grace, Carey Creed, and extra special flake Seth Kibel

$15 suggested donation, INCLUDES free copy of brand-new Azalea City Recordings holiday sampler CD! 
Azalea City concert
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Finally, if you're itching to work off some of those T-Day calories...
Saturday, December 3 -- Swing Dance with The Seth Kibel Quintet
800 South Rolling Road
Catonsville, MD  21228-5317
8:30 to 11:30 pm
In the Barn Theater!
Admission: (includes beginner lesson at 7:30 pm)
$10 for undergraduate students with a valid school ID card
$12 for CCBC employees with valid CCBC ID card and those over 64 years
$15 for the public
 
Taking a break from working on the transition?
Watch me in action, but tell people you're just vetting qualified candidates... 

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Debut performances of two new projects! - October 17, 2016

 

Monday, October 17, 2016
Seth on the bar at OBTG
Debut performances of two new projects!
Friday, October 21 -- Seth Kibel & The Brass Ballers with special guest David Kitchen
8604 Chestnut Avenue
Bowie, MD  20715
301-464-8800
8 to 11 pm

A NOLA-style brass band, fronted by yours truly!  We'll be doing some rock, soul, dixieland, blues, and other great American roots music!  Joining me for this musical adventure will be Florida's own Gordon Russell (trumpet, vocals), Jared Denhard (trombone), Ed Goldstein (tuba),Mark Carson (drums), and special guest David Kitchen (guitar, vocals).

No cover!

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Monday, October 31 -- Seth Kibel & Tom Teasley present "Desert Echoes"
2463 18th Street, NW
Washington, DC  20009
202-667-0088
7:30 to 10 pm
I'm excited to launch this new duo collaboration with the award-winning, globe-trotting percussionist Tom Teasley.  There'll be some klezmer, some jazz, some electronics, and a whole lotta improvisation and musical experimentation!
This performance will be a double bill with Yoshie Fruchter's Sandcatchers Band (from NYC) and is part of this year's Washington Jewish Music Festival, sponsored by the Edlavitch DC Jewish Community Center.
Tickets are $8 and advance ticket purchase is STRONGLY recommended!   Click here to get yours!
Seth Kibel & Tom Teasley
Incriminating videos!


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Gigs in Maryland and DC, and some swell videos! - August 30, 2016

Tuesday, August 30, 2016
Seth with clarinet
A bunch of public shows, but please don't tell the paparazzi...
Thursday, September 1 -- Seth Kibel Trio
Great Sage (vegan restaurant!)
5809 Clarksville Square Drive
Clarksville, MD  21029
443-535-9400
8 to 10 pm

No cover, but 1/2 price bottles of wine while we perform!

Yours truly, plus Sean Lane on piano, Bob Abbott on bass, and a special appearance from guest vocalist Julie Kurzava.  Maybe a few other guest appearances, as well!

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Sunday, September 11 -- Seth Kibel Quartet
409 N. Charles Street
Baltimore, MD  21201
410-385-2638
5:30 to 7:30 pm
Tickets -- $12 ($10 students).
Some jazz, swing, and klezmer, with guitarist Michael Raitzyk , bassist Bob Abbott , and drummer Chuck Karner .  One of the best listening rooms in the B'more area, with the comfiest chairs you'll ever sit in while remaining conscious!  Plus, on a Sunday, parking is plentiful and free in the Mount Vernon neighborhood.

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Sunday, September 18 -- Seth Kibel & Friends 
Edlavitch Washington DC Jewish Community Center -- "Klezmer Brunch"
1529 16th Street, NW
Washington, DC  20036
202-518-9400
11 am to 12:30 pm
$30 brunch & concert, $15 concert only
(there's no option for getting just the brunch without having to listen to us, save earplugs)
Klezmer, some other klez-related music, and some jazz, to boot!  With Sean Lane on piano, Ed Goldstein on tuba, and Tim Jarvis on drums.
Watch me work!  Why not??
I'm watching you work right now!

With the fabulous vocalist/pianist Flo Anito:

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It Ain't Easy Being In Greenbelt - June 6, 2016

Monday, June 6, 2016
Photo by David Kennedy
New Deal Cafe -- Wednesday, June 8
This Wednesday, I'll be returning to one of my favorite haunts in the greater Washington region, The New Deal Cafe!  Here are the deets:

Wednesday, June 8 -- Seth Kibel Quartet
113 Centerway Street
Greenbelt, MD  20770
7 to 9 pm

No cover, but we greatly appreciate your tips!  (Like go home and practice)

If ya want a seat at a table, I strongly encourage you to call and make a reservation.

I'll have all my regular miscreants -- Sean Lane on piano, Bob Abbott on bass, and Wes Crawford on drums.  And I'm sure I'll have a few special guests, as well!


From a few years ago, but found these HD vids on Vimeo:
Thanks, Tracy Foust!

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The Return of The Alexandria Kleztet - May 17, 2016

Tuesday, May 17, 2016
Photo by Rose Campiglia
The Return of The Alexandria Kleztet
The Alexandria Kleztet, my award-winning, genre-bending klezmer band, doesn't play very many public shows anymore.  But we've got one this Sunday!
"Klezmer Brunch" with Seth Kibel & The Alexandria Kleztet
1529 16th Street, NW
Washington, DC  20036
11 am to 12:30 pm
$30 for brunch and concert, $15 concert only.  Brunch reservations MUST be made by Wednesday, May 18.
With Helen Hausmann on violin, Bob Abbott on double bass, and Tim Jarvis on drums.
And just in case you insist on making it "Facebook Official," although this isn't a substitute for making actual reservations!
No Words album cover
Wammie Win!

I'm delighted to report that my 2015 CD release, "No Words," recently won the Washington Area Music Award (Wammie) for "2015 Jazz Recording."  These awards are voted on by musicians and music-industry professionals in the Greater Washington metropolitan region, so it's especially gratifying to be recognized by my peers.

This album is available pretty much everywhere fine music is sold along the information superhighway, both digitally and in coffee coaster formats.

More gigs on the website, including a whole slew of sets at the Washington Folk Festival (June 4 & 5), and a return to The New Deal Cafe on Wednesday, June 8!

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Special offer for this weekend's concert - March 31, 2016

Thursday, March 31, 2016
Seth with clarinet
Just a quick email to let you know about a very special offer available to only the chosen few -- my email list subscribers!

Details are below, but the important info is that you need to go to this link:

And enter the code "MUSIC" in the "Password or Discount Code" box to get $5 off every general admission ticket!  Do it!  Do it now!

Okay...so here's the skinny on the gig:

Sunday, April 3 --  Creative Cauldron
Seth Kibel Trio with special guest vocalist Lena Seikaly
ArtSpace Falls Church
410 South Maple Avenue
Falls Church, VA  22046
General Admission  $20
Students/Seniors/Military  $18
Table for Four w/ Bottle of Wine  $100   
Table for Two w/ Wine  $50
But again, you can save $5 off the general admission price by using the above code.  Click here to purchase your tickets now!
This show is part of the Creative Cauldron's "Passport To The World" series, co-presented by the Folklore Society of Greater Washington and curated by Lynn Véronneau and Ken Avis ofVeronneau.
In addition to Lena, I'll have Sean Lane on piano, and Bob Abbott on double bass.

Ya gotta purchase your tickets ahead of time to get the discount, but here's the FB event page, if you're into that sort of thing.


See ya!

- Seth
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Public shows in Baltimore & DC - March 21, 2016

Monday, March 21, 2016
Seth on his back
I also do floors.
Two big shows coming up in the next week, one in B'more and one in DC.  That constitutes a world tour, doesn't it?

Thursday, March 24 -- An Die Musik Live
The Seth Kibel Quartet
409 North Charles Street
Baltimore, MD  21201
8 to 9:30 pm
$12 advance tickets, $15 at the door, and $10 students.
With Harry Appelman on piano, Bob Abbott on bass, and Wes Crawford on drums.
Some jazz, swing, klezmer, and more!  With the comfiest chairs in all of Baltimore!
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"Klezmer Brunch" with Seth Kibel
1529 16th Street, NW
Washington, DC  20036
11 am to 12:30 pm
$30 for brunch and concert, $15 concert only.  Brunch reservations MUST be made by Wednesday, March 23.
With Vladimir Fridman on guitar and vocals, and Susan Jones on violin.
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Two concerts that will NOT be snowed out... - February 16, 2016

These concerts will NOT be snowed out!!
I promise!  I guarantee it!  I stake my good name and reputation on it!

First up is the following concert in the B'more region, which was rescheduled from the original date of January 29.

5315 Harford Road
Baltimore, MD  21214

Concerts in DC and B'more -- reservations required - January 19, 2016

Tuesday, January 19, 2016
Seth with clarinet
Concerts in DC and B'more!
Greetings and salivations!

I've got two special shows remaining this month, and advance reservations or ticket purchases are highly recommended.  So get those credit cards (or PayPal accounts) ready, and click away.  Or just send me all of your credit card info, and I'll do it for you.  You can trust me.  I'm a clarinetist.


Sunday, January 24 -- Washington DC Jewish Community Center
"Klezmer Brunch" with Seth Kibel & The Alexandria Kleztet
1529 16th Street, NW
Washington, DC  20036
202-518-9400
11 am to 12:30 pm

Concert & Brunch -- $30 (MUST reserve by January 20)
Concert only -- $15

Yours truly, along with Helen Hausmann on violin, Bob Abbott on double bass, and Tim Jarvis on drums.

Click here to make your reservations!

And it's not the same as a reservation, but here's the FB Event page.

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5315 Harford Road
Baltimore, MD  21214
8 to 10 pm

$20 -- advance tickets HIGHLY recommended!  Click here to purchase!

Yours truly, along with Vladimir Fridman on guitar and vocals, and Bob Abbott on double bass.



Hey!  Someone posted an extended video edit of our gig this past summer at the National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden.  Check it out, and remember a warmer time.
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Was your New Year's Resolution to hear more screechy clarinet? - January 5, 2016

Tuesday, January 5, 2016
Shows in Maryland and DC!
Happy New Year, friends and fans!

January is typically a slower time of year for us musician-folk, but I've actually got an unusually busy month.  The complete schedule, as always, is up at www.sethkibel.com, but here are some highlights for the next couple o' weeks:

Thursday, January 7 -- Great Sage Vegan Restaurant
5809 Clarksville Square Drive
Clarksville, MD  21029
443-535-9400
8 to 10 pm

No cover, and 1/2 price bottles of wine while we perform!  With Sean Lane on piano, Bob Abbotton bass, and Wes Crawford on drums.

Here's the FB event page for this gig.

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Sunday, January 10 -- Corner Store Arts
900 South Carolina Avenue, SE
Washington District of Columbia 20003
202-544-5807
5 to 7 pm
$20 advance, $25 at door

This concert is a tribute to the legendary jazz composer Billy Strayhorn.  It was originally scheduled for November, to commemorate Strayhorn's 100th birthday, but had to be rescheduled.  We'll still play a lot of great Strayhorn classics at this show, but probably some other stuff, as well!

With Sean Lane on piano, and special guest vocalist Julie Kurzava!

One more...

Saturday, January 16 -- Glen Echo Park (Spanish Ballroom)
7300 MacArthur Boulevard
Bethesda, MD  20814
301-299-8728
9 pm to midnight
 $18/adult ($12/for those 17-and-under), with an intro dance lesson (included in the price of admission) at 8 pm.
Another fine swing dance put on by the folks at Flying Feet!  For this show, I'll have pianist Justin Taylor, bassist Bob Abbott, drummer Wes Crawford, and fabulous guest vocalist Jenny Poppen.
Lots more gigs listed online at:
 
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Hanukkah concerts in Bethesda and Baltimore - December 7, 2015

Monday, December 7, 2015
Hanukkah shows in Bethesda and Baltimore!
I think there are only a few tickets left for this first one, so ya better act quickly!

Wednesday, December 9 -- The Mansion at Strathmore Hall
Seth Kibel & The Alexandria Kleztet
7:30 to 8:30 pm
10701 Rockville Pike
Bethesda, MD  20852
301-581-5100

$25.  Click here to purchase tickets!

It's not a substitute for purchasing an actual ticket, but here's the FB event page.

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Thursday, December 10 -- An Die Musik
Seth Kibel & The Alexandria Kleztet
8 to 9:30 pm
409 N. Charles Street
Baltimore, MD  21201
410--385-2638

$12 in advance/$15 at door/$10 full-time students with ID.  Click here to purchase tickets!

And here's that FB event page.

And, when you're completely sick of the holidays...
Wednesday, December 30 -- New Deal Cafe
The Seth Kibel Quartet
7 to 9 pm
113 Centerway Street
Greenbelt, MD  20770
301-474-5642
No cover!  With guitarist Michael Raitzyk, bassist Bob Abbott, and drummer Wes Crawford.  We promise not to play ANY holiday songs, of any denomination!
A whole bunch of great videos from my June gig at The Kennedy Center!


Lots more gigs listed online at:
Savor The Journey album cover
New album from the Music Pilgrim Trio!  Just in time for the holidays...

The Music Pilgrim Trio (Vladimir FridmanBob Abbott, and myself) has a brand new album out, filled with klezmer, jazz, Russian melodies, and more!

 
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You'll be ready to eat again by Sunday... - November 24, 2015

Tuesday, November 24, 2015
Gobble, gobble, gobble, OY!
Greetings fellow Turkeys and Tofurkeys!

My apologies for increasing the number of emails I send lately, but there's a lot going on these days!  I promise you you'll be hearing a LOT less from me in the early months of 2016. 

Two important gigs on the immediate horizon:

Sunday, November 29 --  Washington DC Jewish Community Center
"Klezmer Brunch" with Seth Kibel & The Music Pilgrim Trio
11 am to 12:30 pm
1529 16th Street, NW
Washington, DC  20036
202-518-9400

This time it'll be the "Music Pilgrim Trio," with yours truly, Vladimir Fridman on guitar and vocals, and Bob Abbott on double bass.  Klezmer, Yiddish favorites, Russian melodies, and more!  Tunes from our BRAND NEW recording, "Savor The Journey."

Concert & Brunch: $30 
*Must reserve brunch tickets by Wednesday, November 25* 
Concert Only: $15 


It's not a substitute for an actual reservation, but here's the FB event page for this show.
Then, another Billy Strayhorn tribute show!
Saturday, December 5 -- 49 West Coffeehouse & Winebar
Sean Lane & Seth Kibel -- Billy Strayhorn at 100
8 to 10 pm
49 West Street
Annapolis, MD  21403
410-626-9796
$10 cover.  With bassist Bob Abbott.
A Turkey-tastic swing dance jam featuring The Natty Beaux!
Lots more gigs listed online at:
Savor The Journey album cover
New album from the Music Pilgrim Trio!  Just in time for the holidays...

The Music Pilgrim Trio (Vladimir FridmanBob Abbott, and myself) has a brand new album out, filled with klezmer, jazz, Russian melodies, and more!

 
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Great Sage & Strayhorn Tribute shows in DC & B'more - November 4, 2015

Wednesday, November 4, 2015 -- Great Sage & Strayhorn Tribute shows in DC & B'more
Come to a show, get yer holiday shopping done...
Hey there, friends, fiends, and fans!

This time of year is always pretty busy for us musician-types, so please check out my schedule at www.sethkibel.com and come to a show near you!  I've included a few special highlights below, but there's lots more on the website.
Oh, and as always, all of my various albums make EXCELLENT holiday gifts, since you can rest assured that your friends and family members don't already own copies.  Pick 'em up at a show, or order them directly from my website. 
www.sethkibel.com
Like Vegan food???

Thursday, November 5 -- Great Sage
5809 Clarksville Square Drive
Clarksville, MD  21029
443-535--9400
8 to 10 pm
No cover, and 1/2 price bottles of wine while we perform!

The band for this show will include Sean Lane on piano, Bob Abbott on bass, and Wes Crawfordon drums.

Billy Strayhorn
Billy Strayhorn
Lush Life -- Billy Strayhorn at 100

November 29, 2015 will mark the 100th anniversary of the birth of Billy Strayhorn, pianist and composer, and often unsung hero of American jazz. Frequently eclipsed by the imposing shadow of his legendary mentor, Duke Ellington, Billy Strayhorn nonetheless penned numerous classics of the Great American Songbook, including Lush Life, Chelsea Bridge, Daydream, and of course, the Duke Ellington Orchestra's biggest hit, Take The "A" Train, based on the directions Ellington had given Strayhorn on how to get his apartment.

To celebrate Strayhorn's tremendous talent, I'll be playing a number of tribute concerts over the next few weeks.  Here are two such upcoming concerts:

Sunday, November 15 -- Corner Store Arts
900 South Carolina Avenue, SE
Washington District of Columbia 20003
202-544-5807
5 to 7 pm
$20 advance, $25 at door
With Sean Lane on piano, and special guest vocalist Julie Kurzava!

Saturday, November 21 -- An Die Musik
409 N Charles Street
Baltimore Maryland 21201
410-385-2638
Two shows:  8 & 9:30 pm
$15 in advance/$18 at door/$10 full-time students with ID.
With Sean Lane on piano, Bob Abbott on double bass, and Wes Crawford on drums!
Savor The Journey album cover
New album from the Music Pilgrim Trio!  Just in time for the holidays...

The Music Pilgrim Trio (Vladimir FridmanBob Abbott, and myself) has a brand new album out, filled with klezmer, jazz, Russian melodies, and more!

 
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Seth Kibel vs. Obscurity & Irrelevance - August 12, 2015

Obscurity and irrelevance may be winning... 
Obscurity & Irrelevance 
 
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Was there ever really much of a contest?

Anyhow, come watch me be a drain on society at a venue near you!

The complete schedule is at www.sethkibel.com , but here are a few special highlights:

Thursday, August 13 -- Great Sage Vegan Restaurant
5809 Clarksville Square Drive
Clarksville, MD  21029
443-535-9400
8 to 10 pm
no cover!

With Sean Lane on piano, Bob Abbott on bass, and Wes Crawford on drums.  1/2 price bottles of wine while we perform!

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7th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW
Washington, DC  20565
202-289-3360
5:30 to 8:30 pm
free!
This one's a big deal!  If the weather cooperates, there will be litereally thousands of people at this event.  Granted, almost all of them will be ignoring us, but hey, we take what we can get.
So please come on out so we can see some familiar and friendly faces listening and/or dancing among the gathered throng!
Once again,  Sean Lane  on piano,  Bob Abbott  on bass, and Wes Crawford  on drums.
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Saturday, August 29 -- Glen Echo Park (Spanish Ballroom)
Swing dance with Seth Kibel Quartet
7300 MacArthur Boulevard
Bethesda, MD  20814
703-359-9882
9 pm to midnight
$18

Another BIG dance organized by the good folks of Gottaswing.  Don't forget the intro swing dance lesson at 8 pm, included in the price of admission.
The band will include Sean Lane on piano, Bob Abbott on bass,Wes Crawford on drums, and guest vocalist Lena Seikaly!

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I LONG for your approval!  Please don't withhold it from me.

Here are two things you can do right now to assist me in my relentless battle against obscurity and irrelevance:
and/or

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More swing dance vids, both with The Natty Beaux and my own fine ensemble of musical miscreants:

  - Seth
 
 

Concerts throughout the B'more & DC region, get social with Seth, and more - July 28, 2015

Know Seth, No Peace... 
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Greetings, my dear friends!


It's a busy, busy summer, and I'll be sweatin' and spittin' at venues all over the Baltimore and Washington region!  As always, the complete schedule is at www.sethkibel.com, but here are a few highlights:


Thursday, July 30 -- Glen Echo Park (Bumper Car Pavilion)

Outdoor concert with Seth Kibel Quartet

7300 MacArthur Boulevard

Bethesda, MD  20814

301-364-2222

7:30 to 8:30 pm

free!


Fun for the WHOLE family with yours truly, Sean Lane on piano,Russ Rodgers on bass, and Wes Crawford on drums.

 

And it's covered, so unless the weather is REALLY bad...


 

Monday, August 3 -- Bethesda Blues & Jazz Supper Club

Featured artist with Daryl Davis Band

7719 Wisconsin Avenue

Bethesda, MD  20814

240-330-0420

7:30 to 10 pm

$5 cover


Daryl Davis has been running this Monday night series all summer long, to tremendous acclaim.  I'm thrilled and honored to be the "featured artist" this coming Monday.  Daryl and I have been friends, as well as musical collaborators, for several decades now, and we always have a crazy good time when we perform together.

 

 

Wednesday, August 5 -- Riversdale House Museum

Outdoor concert with Seth Kibel Quartet

4811 Riverdale Road

Riverdale, MD  20737

301-864-0420

7 to 8 pm

free!


This is a real fun outdoor concert series!  With me, I'll have Justin Taylor on piano, Russ Rodgers on bass, and Mark Lucas on drums.  If it rains, we just move inside the mansion.


 

Friday, August 7 -- Hilton Washington Dulles Airport

Swing Dance with Seth Kibel Quartet

13869 Park Center Drive

Herndon, VA  20171

703-478-2900

9 pm to midnight

$15

I've played this super fun swing dance numerous times (including with The Natty Beaux this coming Friday -- July 31), but it'll be an extra treat to show up with my own group.  There's a free beginner lesson at 8:30 pm, so don't worry if you've never danced before!


For this show, I'll have Justin Taylor on piano, Daniel Brown on double bass, Wes Crawford on drums, and guest vocalist Lena Seikaly!


Oh, and here's the FB event page for this dance.


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Well, I still think these computers are just a fad, but that notwithstanding, I've made social media uncool by expanding my online presence.


If you'd like me to harass you even more than I currently do, I encourage you to:

 

a)  "Like" my new public Facebook profile

 

and/or


b)  "Follow" me on Twitter -- @SethKibelMusic


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Here are some fab videos from last year's "Blues & Boogie Woogie Piano Stomp" in Iowa City, Iowa, organized by piano whiz (and Seth Kibel stunt double) Chase Garrett!


Pennies From Heaven (featuring Chase & myself)

 

Stormy Weather (featuring Chase & myself)


The Slop (featuring "Sax Gordon" Beadle et moi)


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Oh, and check out me and the fellers tearin' it up at The Kennedy Center with a few special guests!

 

And here's the ENTIRE pre-show concert from The Kennedy Center's big Frank Sinatra tribute show!


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Finally, if you're reading this far, I'm assuming you already know me pretty well.  That's a good thing, 'cause The Washington Jewish Week thinks you should.


 - Seth

 
 

"Let's Be Frank" with Seth Kibel at The Kennedy Center - June 3, 2015

   
Regrets?  I've had a few...
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This is a big one, folks!


This Saturday, June 6, I'll be returning to the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts to perform both BEFORE and AFTER the big NSO tribute concert, celebrating the 100th anniversary of the birth of that other blue-eyed musician, Frank Sinatra!


The main concert is already sold out, but the before and after shows (featuring moi) are free and open to the public!


Both sets will be on the Millennium Stage, outside the main concert hall.  The early set will be from 6 to 7 pm.  The late set will start whenever the main concert ends (probably around 10 pm) and will go until midnight.  There'll be a free beginner swing dance lesson and demonstration at 5 pm, from the good folks atGottaswing, and then the after-party will include dancing, cocktails, poker tables, photo booths, and more!


The 6 pm set will also be broadcast live on the internet, here, and then archived online for a future race of aliens to watch when they visit our deserted and barren planet.


I'll have quite a cast of players with me, including:

Jenny Poppen -- vocals (early set)

Lena Seikaly -- vocals (late set)

Sean Lane -- piano (early set)

Justin Taylor -- piano (late set)

Bob Abbott -- double bass (both sets)

Wes Crawford -- drums (both sets)


Here's the FB event page for this, with lots more info!


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Ooo...mark your calendars!  This'll be a fun evening!


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Here's that FB event page for ya!


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The Natty Beaux at last year's Takoma Park Street Festival!


...and on a recent swing dance. 


 - Seth

 
 
 

No Words -- Coming To a Venue Near You - May 5, 2015

 

   
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....then come to one of my shows!  I've got a few nifty ones coming up in the next two weeks.


Wednesday, May 6 -- Seth Kibel Quartet

New Deal Cafe

113 Centerway Street

Greenbelt, MD  20770

301-474-5642

7 to 9 pm

No cover!

 

We'll be doing some swing, klezmer, and more.  Yours truly, along with Michael Raitzyk on guitar, Daniel Brown on double bass,Wes Crawford on drums, and a surprise guest pianist.


Here's the FB event page for this gig.


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Sunday, May 10 -- Seth Kibel Trio (& guests)

Tapestries at Contemporary Tapestry Weaving
5592 Poplar Lane

Royal Oak, MD  21662

301-466-0183

3 to 4:30 pm

$15-25 (pay what you can).  $5-10 students and those with low or no income. 


A special Mother's Day concert in this hip Eastern Shore art gallery!  I'll have Sean Lane on piano and Bob Abbott on double bass, along with guest appearances from vocalists Laura Baronand Molly Hickman.  Brought to you by Carpe Diem Arts.

 

Here's that FB event page.


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Thursday, May 14 -- Seth Kibel Trio

Great Sage

5809 Clarksville Square Drive

Clarksville, MD  21029

443-535-9400

8 to 10 pm

No cover, and 1/2 price bottles of wine while we perform!

 

This time 'round, I'll be exploiting the talents of Craig Sparks(piano/vocals) and Daniel Brown (double bass).

 

Facebook, facebook, facebook.

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Hey -- here's a nice review of the new record:

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2015/may/3/new-springtime-cds-offer-bouquet-of-tunes-as-fresh/

It's available for purchase right now at CDBaby.com andAmazon.com, as well as pretty much every major online music retailer (iTunes, etc.)


 
And...this is your final chance for the "subscriber-only" special!


F
or you lovely newsletter subscribers, you can get this new record for the low, low price of $10 with NO additional charges for shipping and handling.  Just send a check for $10 (per album, made out to "Seth Kibel") to:


Seth Kibel (No Words)

P.O. Box 32615
Baltimore, MD  21282


Listen to some of it right now
, and then pop a check in the mail to me!  This is a limited time offer.  This offer is unrepeatable.  It will not be repeated.


 
No Words -- back cover

 

 

 - Seth

 
 
 

New album now available! - April 8, 2015

 

   
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Happy Spring!


I'm delighted to announce that, along with the arrival of spring, I have a brand new album to share with everyone!


It's called "No Words -- Instrumental Jazz & Klezmer by Seth Kibel," and it features 12 all-new original instrumental compositions by yours truly, in a variety of genres including swing, gypsy jazz, klezmer and more!


It features a stellar cast of supporting players, including Sean A. LaneBob AbbottWes CrawfordSami ArefinKevin Doran,Scott Giambusso and Mark Carson.


I
t's available for purchase right now at CDBaby.com andAmazon.com, and pretty soon it should be available in a digital format at pretty much every major online music retailer (iTunes, etc.)


 
But....as a special offer for you lovely newsletter subscribers, you can get this new record for the low, low price of $10 with NOadditional charges for shipping and handling.  Just send a check for $10 (per album, made out to "Seth Kibel") to:


Seth Kibel (No Words)

P.O. Box 32615
Baltimore, MD  21282


Listen to some of it right now
, and then pop a check in the mail to me!  This is a limited time offer.  Operators are standing by.


 
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Oh, and you should come dance to me and my friends this weekend!


Saturday, April 11 -- Seth Kibel Quartet (swing dance)

Glen Echo Park (Spanish Ballroom)

7300 MacArthur Boulevard

Bethesda, MD  20814

301-299-8728

$18, $12 for 17 and under

9 pm to midnight


Intro dance lesson at 8 pm, included in the price of admission.


Yours truly, along with Sean Lane on piano, Bob Abbott on double bass, Wes Crawford on drums, and guest vocalist Lena Seikaly


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Another fab dance jam with The Natty Beaux!

 

- Seth

 
 
 

Music Pilgrim Trio at Carroll Cafe - March 11, 2015

   
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Greetings folks!


If you've survived this winter, I offer you my hearty congratulations.  If you haven't, my sincere condolences.


Just a quick note about a groovy concert take place right on the MD/DC line (literally!) this weekend...


Saturday, March 14 -- The Carroll Cafe

@ Seekers Church

276 Carroll Street, NW

Washington, DC  20012

301-562-4147

7:30 to 9:30 pm


Tickets are $16 in advance, and $20 at the door.


Click here to make your advance reservations.

 

This'll be the Music Pilgrim Trio -- Vladimir Fridman on guitar and vocals, Bob Abbott on double bass, and yours truly on hot air.  We'll be doing some klezmer, some Russian repertoire, some gypsy swing, and more!  It's a great room, with a great vibe, and great acoustics.  Great!

See ya!

 

- Seth

 
 

Groundhog be darned -- live swing & klezmer - February 10, 2015

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Greetings, fine upstanding music lovers!


I know this winter simply won't end, but I encourage everyone to come out of hibernation and go hear some live music!  I've got plenty of options for ya at www.sethkibel.com,  but here are a few choice offerings...



 

Saturday, February 14 -- Community College of Baltimore County (CCBC)

Swing Dance with the Seth Kibel Quintet

800 South Rolling Road

Catonsville, MD  21228-5317

443-831-6422

8:30 to 11:30 pm


In the "Barn."  A joint production of CCBC (Catonsville) andChileSwing.  


$10 for undergraduate students with a valid school ID card.

$12 for CCBC employees with valid CCBC ID card and those over 64 years.
$15 for the public. Beginner lesson included at 7:30 pm.


Sean Lane on piano, Ed Hrybyk on double bass, Wes Crawfordon drums, and special guest vocalist Renee Tannenbaum!


Here's the FB event page:

https://www.facebook.com/events/909518649078677/

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Sunday, February 15 -- Washington DC Jewish Community Center

"Klezmer Brunch" with The Alexandria Kleztet

1529 16th Street, NW

Washington, DC  20036

202-518-9400

11 am to 1 pm

Price: $30 brunch & concert, $10 concert only


Advance reservations are strongly encouraged.  Go here to make yours:
http://thejdc.convio.net/site/Calendar?id=146661&view=Detail 


Yours truly, along with Bob Abbott on bass, Tim Jarvis on drums, and special guest fiddler Susan Jones.


Here's that FB event page:

https://www.facebook.com/events/392323277558888/

 

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Thursday, February 26 -- Great Sage

Seth Kibel Quartet

5809 Clarksville Square Drive

Clarksville, MD  21029

443-535-9400

8 to 10 pm

No cover, and 1/2 price bottles of wine while we perform!


The usual suspects:  Yours truly, plus Sean Lane on piano, Bob Abbott on bass, and Wes Crawford on drums.


Facebookery:

https://www.facebook.com/events/782957875117956/

 

 

See ya!

 

- Seth

 

 
 

Hot swing for a cold winter... - January 14, 2015

   
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Happy 2015!  I hope it's treating everyone well thus far, and that you're doing your best to keep (relatively) warm, and out of trouble.


As for me, you can come see me fly head first into trouble at lotsa places over the next month or two.  As always, the complete schedule is at www.sethkibel.com, but here are two highlights remaining in January:


 

Saturday, January 17 -- Glen Echo Park (Spanish Ballroom)

Seth Kibel Quartet

7300 MacArthur Boulevard

Bethesda, MD  20814

703-359-9882

9 pm to midnight (beginner dance lesson at 8 pm)

$18 at the door


Another epic dance event brought to you by the good folks atGottaswing!  The weather forecast looks pretty darn good, so I think this is gonna be a highlight of the winter dance scene in the DC area.


I'll have the usual suspects with me -- Sean Lane on piano, Bob Abbott on double bass, Wes Crawford on drums, with the added treat of special guest vocalist Lena Seikaly.


Here's the FB event page for ya:

https://www.facebook.com/events/1528876610686919/ 


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Friday, January 30 -- Joe Squared

Seth Kibel Trio

133 W. North Avenue

Baltimore, MD  21201

410-545-0444

8 to 11 pm

No cover!


A rare B'more club date, and with no cover.  But you'll have to drop some cash for Joe's legendary (and award-winning) pizza.  This show is part of their new Friday-night jazz series, and will include Sean Lane on piano and Bob Abbott on bass.


Here's that FB event page:

https://www.facebook.com/events/1579750085572114/

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With singer/songwriter Katie Gosnell at her CD release show this past fall in Annapolis:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OyABQK-aL_Y&index=3&list=FLYVxDPvXjFQyBK2UWg71jpw


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V7UQlDucimI&index=4&list=FLYVxDPvXjFQyBK2UWg71jpw


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pmkfxPGrMAc&index=5&list=FLYVxDPvXjFQyBK2UWg71jpw

 

From my recent show at the New Deal Cafe, with Bob Abbott's talented children sitting in:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sbqe8vfLcFA&index=2&list=FLYVxDPvXjFQyBK2UWg71jpw


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i9ei4LBU0yw&index=1&list=FLYVxDPvXjFQyBK2UWg71jpw


 

A snippet from my gig in December with Charm City Klezmer at the Creative Alliance in Baltimore:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1KQEvEBVk4s&index=6&list=FLYVxDPvXjFQyBK2UWg71jpw


Keep warm out there!

 

- Seth

 

 
 
 

The Alexandria Kleztet in DC! - September 1, 2014

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Happy Labor Day, folks!

 

I'll keep this email brief.  A whole bunch of gigs up onwww.sethkibel.com, including a few Music Pilgrim Trio shows where you can hear some of the selections we just recorded earlier this weekend for our upcoming second album.


But I wanted to quickly point out this rare public performance byThe Alexandria Kleztet:


Sunday, September 7 -- The Alexandria Kleztet

"Klezmer Brunch"

Washington DC Jewish Community Center

1529 16th Street, NW

Washington, DC  20036

202-518-9400

11 am to 12:30 pm


$30 for yummy brunch AND concert, or $10 for just the yummy concert.

 

Click here to get tickets!


Joining us for this show will be special guest violinist Susan Jones.

 

And here's the FB event page, although this is not a substitute for actually making reservations.

 

 

- Seth

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Back to the Big Apple... - July 31, 2014

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Two NYC-area gigs this weekend!  If you don't live in that neck of the woods, surely you know someone who does -- spread the word!  Preach the gospel!  Spam the internets!

 

For those of you not privileged to live in or near that hipster paradise, I've got some B'more and DC-area gigs this month, as well.  I've listed one below, but go to www.sethkibel.com for the complete list.  See ya!

 

- Seth

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Saturday, August 2 -- Music Pilgrim Trio

Downhouse Lounge

250 Avenue X

Brooklyn, NY  11223

718-627-3200

6 to 8 pm

$20 (call for reservations)


The Music Pilgrim Trio -- Vladimir Fridman on guitar and vocals,Bob Abbott on bass, and lil' ol' me on woodwindy things.

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Sunday, August 3 -- Seth Kibel & Music Pilgrim Trio

155 Varick Street
New York, NY  10013
212-608-0555
11 am to 2 pm
$10 (yummy, yummy brunch not included)
Their legendary "Klezmer Brunch!"  Reservations are strongly encouraged.  Click here to purchase advance tickets!
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Friday, August 22 -- Seth Kibel Quartet
7th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW
Washington, DC  20565
202-289-3360
5:30 to 8:30 pm
free!

This is a big deal.  A major outdoor concert series, typically attended by THOUSANDS of people.  Most of them will be barely listening to me, so it'd be great to see a few familiar faces.

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Two videos from my recent stint as an instructor at the Augusta Heritage Center in Elkins, West Virginia:

 

With NOLA accordion phenom Sunpie Barnes:
http://youtu.be/65ogwv3h4lw?list=FLYVxDPvXjFQyBK2UWg71jpw 

 

With an all-star group backing up blues guitarist Mary Flower:
http://youtu.be/hMdbrioFHGM 

 

- Seth

 

 

 

 
 

No cover, no escape... - July 8, 2014

   
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Three DC-area gigs this week, all without cover charges!  Whatta bargain!

 

To make up for this windfall, I expect everyone on this list to go towww.sethkibel.com, and buy at least 20 CD's.  Your cooperation is greatly appreciated.

 

- Seth

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Wednesday, July 9 -- Seth Kibel & Bay Jazz Project

New Deal Cafe

113 Centerway Street

Greenbelt, MD  20770

301-474-5642

7 to 9 pm

no cover! 

 

With Sean Lane on piano, Bob Abbott on bass, and Wes Crawford on drums.

 

Here's the FB event page for this gig.

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Thursday, July 10 -- Seth Kibel & Bay Jazz Project
5809 Clarksville Square Drive
Clarksville, MD  21029
443-535-9400
8 to 10 pm
no cover!
 
...and 1/2 price bottles of wine while we perform!
 
With Sean Lane on piano, Bob Abbott on bass, and Wes Crawford on drums. 
 
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Friday, July 11 -- Seth Kibel & Sean Lane
520 Florida Avenue, NW
Washington, DC  20001
202-518-4092
8 to 11 pm
no cover!
 
This is a new venue for us, so if you're in the area, stop by and make us feel welcome!
 
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A music video from Bangla Avenue, a wild and wacky Bengali-Jazz band, featuring some clarinet from yours truly.

 

 

- Seth

 

 

 

Summertime, and the giggin' is easy... - June 13, 2014

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June 13, 2014  
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...but I ain't rich, and gas prices are high...

 

...so come on out to see me at a show near you!  The complete schedule is listed at www.sethkibel.combut I've included a few highlights below.

 

And don't forget that I've got loads of CD's for sale atwww.sethkibel.comand pretty much anywhere else fine music is sold online.  They make great Father's Day presents, Flag Day gifts, July 4th treats, and Bastille Day tributes.

 

- Seth

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Saturday, June 14 -- Music Pilgrim Trio

Corner Store Arts

900 S. Carolina Avenue, SE

Washington, DC  20003

202-544-5807

7 to 9:30 pm

$20 suggested donation

 

Vladimir FridmanBob Abbott, and myself, are delighted to appear at this hip Capitol Hill art gallery/live music venue.

 

Here's the FB event page for this gig.

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Saturday, June 28 -- Seth Kibel Trio
1401 Aliceanna Street
Baltimore, MD  21231
410-522-1907
7:30 to 10 pm
no cover!

 

Everyone knows I prefer coffee, but this place is still pretty hip.  With pianist Justin Taylor and bassist Bob Abbott.

 

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Sunday, July 6 -- Seth Kibel Klezmer Trio
143 Varick Street
New York, NY  10013
212-608-0555
$10 (not including brunch)
 
Klezmer, jazz, swing, and more, at one of NYC's most prestigious live music venues!  With Sean Lane on piano and Bob Abbott on bass.
 
 
 

 

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