Friday, November 8 , 2019
Photo by Design Army
Tribute to Benny Goodman & Artie Shaw
The legendary jazz clarinetist Pee Wee Russell once said, "There's plenty of money to be made playing jazz clarinet.  Problem is, Benny Goodman has already made all of it."
As a clarinetist, it should come as no surprise that two of my biggest influences are Benny Goodman and Artie Shaw, two towering giants of the Swing Era.  Well, I'm excited to report that my next show at one of my favorite venues, Keystone Korner Baltimore, will be a tribute to their lives and music.

Thursday, November 14 -- Seth Kibel & Friends -- Tribute to Benny Goodman & Artie Shaw
1350 Lancaster Street
Baltimore, MD  21231
410-946-6726
Two shows:  7 and 9 pm

$20 premium seating, $10 bar seating/general admission.  Advance ticket purchase is
HIGHLY recommended. 

With Sean Lane on piano, Bob Abbott on double bass, and Joey Antico on drums.
 
"Seth Kibel and his band will create an evening full of musical excitement, energy, and humor. For a period of about ten years, roughly 1935 through the end of WWII, "Swing was King," and no two figures dominated American popular music more than clarinetists Benny Goodman and Artie Shaw. Kibel brings their music back to life - with his clarinet, with his band, and with informative and entertaining historical anecdotes. Come relive the Swing Era!"
Ya still gotta get a ticket, but here's the FB event page for this show.


Monday, October 21 , 2019
Photo by Design Army
Annapolis, Baltimore, and more!
I can't say enough good things about Keystone Korner, Baltimore's (relatively) new high-end jazz club.  Great sound, great food, great staff.  It's just a fabulous place -- both to perform and to go hear music.  I've been doing plenty of both lately!

Wednesday, October 23 -- Seth Kibel & The Kleztet 
1350 Lancaster Street 
Baltimore, MD  21231 
410-946-6726 
Two shows:  7 and 9 pm 

$20 premium seating, $10 bar seating/general admission.  Advance ticket purchase is
HIGHLY recommended.  

With Sean Lane on piano, Bob Abbott on double bass, and Tim Jarvis on drums.  We'll be doing lots of klezmer, but fear not, we'll throw in a healthy sampling of classic jazz and swing, as well.  And yes, we'll be playing a few tunes from Ukraine.  And we won't ask for anything in return. 

Ya still gotta get a ticket, but here's the FB event page for this show.


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Sunday, November 3 --  Seth Kibel & Friends
"Klezmer Brunch"
1529 16th Street, NW
Washington, DC  20036
202-518-9400
11 am to 12:30 pm
$30 concert & brunch, $15 concert only
Kids under 7 eat free and don't need a ticket!

Click here to purchase tickets.    
If you want brunch, you MUST purchase your tickets by Wednesday, October 30!
The JCC has just finished a major renovation and we'll be celebrating this by relaunching the legendary Klezmer Brunch, now with mimosas!  The more you have, the better we'll sound!
This show will feature  Sean Lane on piano and Joshua Bayer on double bass.
Lots more shows listed online at:
Monday, October 7, 2019
Annapolis, Baltimore, and more!
Hi there, folks!

This is always a busy time of year for whistle-blowers like me!  Check www.sethkibel.com for my complete schedule, but here are two October gigs that I'd really like EVERYONE to attend!

Friday, October 18 -- Seth Kibel & The Kleztet
333 Coffeehouse
Annapolis Friends Meeting House
351 DuBois Road
Annapolis, MD  21401
443-333-9613
7:30 to 9:30 pm
$11 advance, $12 at the door, $10 students, seniors, and members.

I'll be playing this intimate concert series with pianist Sean Lane and guitarist Michael Raitzyk.  We'll be doing a lot of klezmer, but a fair amount of swing and jazz, as well.  And yes, probably a few tunes from Ukraine.


 
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I can't say enough good things about Keystone Korner, Baltimore's (relatively) new high-end jazz club.  Great sound, great food, great staff.  It's just a fabulous place -- both to perform and to go hear music.  I've been doing plenty of both lately!

Wednesday, October 23 -- Seth Kibel & The Kleztet
Keystone Korner
1350 Lancaster Street
Baltimore, MD  21231
410-946-6726
Two shows:  7 and 9 pm

$20 premium seating, $10 bar seating/general admission.  Advance ticket purchase is HIGHLY recommended. 

With Sean Lane on piano, Bob Abbott on double bass, and Tim Jarvis on drums.  We'll be doing lots of klezmer, but fear not, we'll throw in a healthy sampling of classic jazz and swing, as well.

Ya still gotta get a ticket, but here's the FB event page for this show.
Lots more performances listed at www.sethkibel.com, including a Towson swing dance and multiple appearances at the Rehoboth Jazz Festival!
Monday, August 5, 2019
clarinet rat
Keystone Korner
Back in June, I became the first artist to bring klezmer to Baltimore's new high-end jazz club, Keystone Korner.  Anyhow, it was a smashing success!  This club is truly something special -- great sound, great staff, amazing food.  It's a splendid listening room.

So...we're doing it again!

Wednesday, August 7 -- Seth Kibel & The Kleztet
Keystone Korner
1350 Lancaster Street
Baltimore, MD  21231
410-946-6726
7:30 to 9 pm -- Just one long set!

$20 premium seating, $10 bar seating/general admission.  Advance ticket purchase is HIGHLYrecommended.  

With Michael Raitzyk on guitar, Bob Abbott on double bass, and Tim Jarvis on drums.  We'll be doing lots of klezmer, but fear not, we'll throw in a healthy sampling of classic jazz and swing, as well. 

Ya still gotta get a ticket, but here's the FB event page for this show.
Now, if you don't live in the Baltimore area, that means you probably live near Warrenton, Virginia, right???

Saturday, August 31 -- Seth Kibel & Flo Anito
92 Main Street, Suite 104
Warrenton, VA  20186
8 to 10 pm
 
Tickets are $20.  Children under 12 are free!
We'll be doing a mix of jazz and swing in this great new concert venue!  With Brian Litz on guitar and Bob Abbott on double bass.
 
 
 
"I Can't Give You Anything But Love" -- Seth & Flo


"Fly Me To The Moon" -- Seth & Flo


"All of Me" -- Seth & Flo

"Imagine" -- Seth & Sean


The Natty Beaux in action!
The Natty Beaux in action!


A full concert with The Music Pilgrim Trio
A full concert with the Music Pilgrim Trio


A blast from the past with Daryl Davis & co!
A blast from the past with Daryl Davis & co!
Friday, June 14, 2019
Seth looking pensive
Keystone Korner
If you haven't already heard, the Harbor East neighborhood in Baltimore is the new home for Keystone Korner, one of the most storied clubs in jazz history.  Based in San Francisco from 1972 through 1983, NEA Jazz Master Todd Barkan has decided to relaunch his fabled club in Charm City, with help from famed chef Robert Wiedmaier.

The club's been open just a little over the month, and I'm SUPER EXCITED (and I try not to overuse that phrase) that I'll be the first to bring KLEZMER to its stage!

Wednesday, June 19 -- Seth Kibel & The Kleztet
Keystone Korner
1350 Lancaster Street
Baltimore, MD  21231
410-946-6726
7:30 to 9 pm -- Just one long set!

$20 premium seating, $15 bar seating/general admission.  Advance ticket purchase is HIGHLYrecommended.  

With Sean Lane on piano, Bob Abbott on double bass, and Tim Jarvis on drums.  We'll be doing lots of klezmer, but fear not, we'll throw in a healthy sampling of classic jazz and swing, as well.

Ya still gotta get a ticket, but here's the FB event page for this show.
Wanna swing?
 
Friday, June 21 -- Seth Kibel Quintet
9486 Deerco Road
Timonium, MD  21093
410-828-6116
8:30 to 11:30 pm
Price: $20, $15 students
Intro lesson at 7:45 pm included in the price of admission.  With Flo Anito (vocals), Sean Lane (piano), Russ Rodgers (bass), and Joey Antico (drums).

More dates, as always, atwww.sethkibel.com!
 
Seth & Flo & Will at the Washington Folk Festival
Seth & Flo & Will at the Washington Folk Festival
 
Seth leads a raucous swing jam, with special guest Christylez Bacon
Seth leads a raucous swing jam, with special guest Christylez Bacon
Seth yaks on and on about the history of the clarinet in jazz
Seth yaks on and on about the history of the clarinet in jazz
Seth yaks on and on about klezmer
Seth yaks on and on about klezmer

Seth kibbutzes with Amanda of JMore
Seth kibbutzes with Amanda of JMore

Monday, April 15, 2019
Photo by John Sample
Tiny Desk Contest Video
As always, a plethora of various performances coming up in the next few weeks.  Check my online calendar for all the details.
 
But...in the "how do I waste a full seven minutes and 36 seconds of my day" department...
 
...it's my rather bizarre entry for this year's Tiny Desk Contest, brought to you by the good folks at NPR Music.
 
"Tiny Descant" by Seth Kibel (NPR Tiny Desk Contest - 2019 Entry)

Serious music nerds may understand the title.
 
If you're so inclined, please feel free to spread it around the interwebs. Comment, like, share, etc, etc.
 
I promise not to forget you all after I become wildly successful, super rich, indicted for multiple financial crimes, serve a 3-year prison sentence, get released early for good behavior, and then need to borrow money.
...and a bonus video for ya.
 
I Got it Bad (Flo Anito & Seth Kibel cover Duke Ellington for the Institute of Musical Traditions)
I Got it Bad (Flo Anito & Seth Kibel cover Duke Ellington for the Institute of Musical Traditions)

Wednesday March 27, 2019
Tiny Hands EP cover
Tiny Hands EP is now available!!!
As always, lots of assorted gigs coming up in the next few weeks.  Check my online calendar for all the details.
 
But right now, I wanted to announce the release of a new EP (short CD) with Flo Anito!
Full Disclosure:  For those of my fans who  DO NOT lean to the left side of the political equation, I strongly encourage you T O NOT buy or listen to this album.  I still love you lots, and I don't want to make anyone angry.  At least, I don't want to anger anyone who already likes me.  But if you're REALLY angry with me, I encourage you to buy 100 copies and then stage a burning.  That'll teach me a lesson.
Tiny Hands EP back cover
The EP is available pretty much everywhere music is bought/downloaded/streamed anywhere on the information superhighway.
You can also, of course, purchase the album (for $5) at any of my gigs.  But depending on the venue, you might have to ask me discretely, as I might have them hidden away from disapproving eyes.
Or...you can always send a check for $8 (includes shipping & handling) made out to "Seth Kibel" to:
Seth Kibel -- Tiny Hands EP
P.O. Box 32615
Baltimore, MD  21282
Flo and I did a house concert!  Well, we weren't actually INVITED... 

Tiny Hands (live at the White House) by Flo Anito & Seth Kibel
Tiny Hands (live at the White House) by Flo Anito & Seth Kibel


"Unfriend," live at the Institute of Musical Traditions: 
"Unfriend", Seth Kibel & Flo Anito


Two splendid Flo Anito originals, also recorded at the Institute of Musical Traditions: 
"You Ain't Seen Nothing Like Me", Seth Kibel & Flo Anito
"Dustbunnies", Seth Kibel & Flo Anito


And a Duke Ellington cover: 
I Got it Bad (Flo Anito & Seth Kibel cover Duke Ellington for the Institute of Musical Traditions)
I Got it Bad (Flo Anito & Seth Kibel cover Duke Ellington for the Institute of Musical Traditions)


Finally, a somewhat older video that just surfaced of the Jesse Palidofsky Trio:
"Dancing Toward The Light" -- Jesse Palidofsky Trio (with Seth Kibel & Bob Abbott)


Wednesday February 13, 2019
Really awful musicians
The groundhog covered his ears...
...which means at least six more weeks of clarinet playing!
Despite the winter weather, I've been pretty busy tootin' my horns all over the country.  As always, you can take a gander at the complete schedule at www.sethkibel.com, but below are a few special highlights.
Thursday, February 14 -- New Deal Cafe
Valentine's Day Concert with Seth Kibel & Flo Anito
113 Centerway Street
Greenbelt, MD  20770
301-474-5642
7:30 to 9:30 pm
no cover!
With pianist Harry Appelman.  There's going to be a special vegan menu for Valentine's Day, with wine pairings and desserts.  It should be a fun night, with songs for romantics, cynics, and misanthropes of all kinds.
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Monday, February 25 -- "A Duo of Duos" Institute of Musical Traditions
Double-Double Bill:  Seth Kibel & Flo AnitoDave Chappell & Maureen Andary
Saint Mark Presbyterian Church
10701 Old Georgetown Road
Rockville, MD  20852
301-530-0600
7:30 to 10:30 pm
Tickets: $15 advance, $20 door.  Students (with ID) & Children: $12 advance, $17 door.
$2 per ticket box office fee added to all purchases.
Advance ticketing ends at 1pm day-of show.  All tickets are general admission.
This is going to be a very special show, in a great space.  Both Dave and Maureen are stellar talents and DC-area musical luminaries, so expect some very special collaborations, never to be repeated again!
Below is a brand-new music video for the song "Cages," written by Flo Anito and myself.  It's an uncharacteristically serious song concerning the REAL crisis on the southern border.  This recording is from our upcoming "Tiny Hands" EP that will be out this spring.  On this track, you'll hear not only Flo and myself, but guitarist Cristian Perez, bassist Bob Abbott, and percussionist Tom Teasley.  The photos used in the video are all by DC-area photographer Joe Flood.

Cages by Flo Anito & Seth Kibel
Cages by Flo Anito & Seth Kibel
Tuesday, January 8, 2019
Seth on chariot
Clarinetflix & chill...
Happy New Year, one and all!
It's an uncharacteristically busy January for me.  As always, the full schedule is available on www.sethkibel.com, but here are a few highlights:
Saturday, January 12 -- Glen Echo Park (Spanish Ballroom)
Swing Dance with the Seth Kibel Quintet
7300 MacArthur Boulevard
Bethesda, MD  20814
301-299-8728
9 pm to midnight
$20 ($15 students, with ID)
Intro dance lesson at 8 pm included in the price of admission!  In the historic Spanish Ballroom.  One of the nicest stages in the Mid-Atlantic!  With Sean Lane on piano, Russell Rodgers on bass, Wes Crawford on drums, and Flo Anito on vocals.  With dance instruction/leading from the good folks of Flying Feet -- Marc Shepanek and Ellen Engle!
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Then, on Sunday, January 13, I'll once again be part of Maggie Sansone'sannual "Celtic Celebration for the New Year" at the Rams Head On Stage in Annapolis, Maryland.  It's an all-star lineup, including Maggie, Celtic flutist Laura Byrne, Irish fiddler Jimmy Eagan, world musicians Paul Oorts and Karen Ashbrook, percussionist Josh Dukes, dancer Kate Bole, and more!
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For the more politically-inclined amongst you, Flo Anito and myself will be participating in a concert and talk on Tuesday, January 15, sponsored by theDistrict Music Project -- "Protest Music in the Age of Trump." 
Tuesday, January 15 -- Wonderland Ballroom
Flo Anito & Seth Kibel
1101 Kenyon Street, NW
Washington, DC  20001
202-232-5263
7 to 9 pm
$25 (includes protest button and free drink)
For tickets, or more information, click this link.  If you veer more towards the right of the political spectrum, you might not enjoy this program.  Fair warning.
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Okay...one more...
Thursday, January 17 -- Great Sage Restaurant & Bar
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
Jazz, swing, and a wee bit o' klezmer at Maryland's premier vegan restaurant and bar!  With Michael Raitzyk on guitar, Bob Abbott on bass, and Wes Crawford on drums.
Jammin' with pianist Joe Holt at The Mainstay in Rock Hall, Maryland!
Jammin' with pianist Joe Holt at The Mainstay in Rock Hall, Maryland!

Okay...it's no longer the holiday season, but today IS Elvis' birthday...
Okay...it's no longer the holiday season, but today IS Elvis' birthday... 

More holiday music!  With Matt Kelley on guitar and vocals.
More holiday music! With Matt Kelley on guitar and vocals. 

What's a
What's a "letter?"
A Sidney Bechet classic, but in Russian!!!
A Sidney Bechet classic, but in Russian!!!
More jazz in Russian!
More jazz in Russian!

Thursday, November 15, 2018
Seth & Greg Schatz
When the tryptophan wears off...
Need something to do with the family the day after Thanksgiving?  With live music, you won't have to converse with them!  Swing, blues, klezmer, and more, with some authentic NOLA flavor courtesy of Crescent City fave Greg Schatz (aka Schatzy).
Friday, November 23 -- Double bill: Greg Schatz & The Seth Kibel Quintet
3134 Eastern Avenue
Baltimore, MD  21224
410-276-1651
$18, $15 MEMBERS (+$3 At the door)
8 to 10:30 pm
Family-friendly!
My group will feature Flo Anito on vocals, Sean Lane on piano, Bob Abbott on bass, and Jim Hannah on drums.
Expect a lot of high-energy roots music, plus some unexpected collaborations you won't hear ANYWHERE else!  Lotsa room to dance and lots of great dance music to work off those Turkey Day calories!

My chat with the good folks of JMORE about my online fundraiser for HIAS and my upcoming Creative Alliance show!

My chat with the good folks of JMORE about my online fundraiser for HIAS and my upcoming Creative Alliance show!


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Upcoming Performances!

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    The Village at Rockville - Rockville, MD
     
  • 11/23/2019
    House Concert - Owings Mills, MD
     
  • 11/24/2019
    Five Star Premier Residences - Chevy Chase, MD
     
  • 11/25/2019
    Downtown Holiday Market - Washington, DC
     
  • 11/29/2019
    Downtown Holiday Market - Washington, DC
     

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