Thursday, September 13, 2018
Seth and Flo photo by John Sample
Just a quick email...
...to let you know about a very cool concert that I'm playing this coming Saturday night.  Drum & Strum Music Center is not only a music store, but it's a premier concert venue.  And this one benefits a great cause, so come on out.  And I promise you'll stay warm and dry!
Saturday, September 15 -- Seth Kibel Quintet
102 Main Street
Warrenton, Virginia  20186
540-347-7484
8 to 10 pm
$20, children under 12 are free!
Concert benefits the Gloria Faye Dingus Music Alliance, a non-profit 501(c)3 organization dedicated to providing music education and instruments for all those wishing to learn and enjoy music.
With Sean Lane on piano, Bob Abbott on bass, Nick Ruggieri on drums, and Flo Anito on vocals.  We'll be doing some jazz, swing, blues, and more!
The infamous
The infamous "disappearing clarinet" trick makes it to the West Coast!

More Music Pilgrim Trio in California!
More Music Pilgrim Trio in California!


A history lesson from Flo Anito and the band!
A history lesson from Flo Anito and the band!
Lots more shows listed online at:
 
Monday, July 23, 2018
Photo by John Sample
Come hear me play!  Why would you?
(sorry...I meant "wouldn't")
 
Well, the best way to keep track of my whereabouts is through my website, www.sethkibel.com, which recently received acomplete overhaul!  New design, new videos, updated calendar, etc.  Now you can find out more about me without looking at a site that looks like it was designed in 2004.
Here are some performance highlights for this week:
Wednesday, July 25 -- Riversdale House Museum
Outdoor concert with the Seth Kibel Quintet
4811 Riverdale Road
Riverdale, MD  20737
301-864-0420
7 to 8 pm
free!
With Sean Lane on piano, Bob Abbott on bass, Nick Ruggieri on drums, and Flo Anito on vocals.  If it rains (pretty likely, methinks!), we just go inside the mansion!
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Thursday, July 26 -- United States Botanic Garden
Outdoor concert with the Seth Kibel Quartet
100 Maryland Avenue, SW
Washington, DC  20001
202-225-8333
5 to 7 pm
free!
With  Sean Lane on piano, Russell Rodgers on bass, and  Nick Ruggieri on drums.  In the National Garden Amphitheater, but if it rains, we go indoors to the Conservatory Garden Court.
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Saturday, July 28 -- The Casa Phoenix
Seth Kibel & Flo Anito
near Logan Circle
Washington, DC  20009
202-270-5048
7:30 to 9:30 pm
$25
Vegetarian  feast at 6:30 pm included in the price of admission.  This is a fabulous and friendly house concert venue.  Actual address revealed upon ticket purchase.  Flo and I are gonna do some of our original music (including quite a few political songs!), some jazz classics, and a few other surprises (klezmer, anyone?). 
 
Below is a video for a brand-new song that Flo Anito and I wrote together about the crisis on the southern border.  It's called "Cages," and if you get a chance to listen, and possibly spread it around the interwebs, we'd be very grateful.

Cages -- by Flo Anito & Seth Kibel
Cages -- by Flo Anito & Seth Kibel

Some other recent videos for ya! 

Some extreme closeups at a swing dance!
Some extreme closeups at a swing dance!


An hour of klezmer!
An hour of klezmer!


Some Duke Ellington with Flo Anito!
Some Duke Ellington with Flo Anito!


More swing dance closeups!
More swing dance closeups!


Tiny Hands, Big Desk (live)
Tiny Hands, Big Desk (live)


Some jump blues with the Natty Beaux!
Some jump blues with the Natty Beaux!
Lots more gigs listed online at:
Tuesday, May 29, 2018
Photo by Larry Levine
North Carolina tour, plus another DC klezmer brunch (klunch?)
North Carolina tour

Please tell all your friends, family, foes, and frenemies you might happen to have down in North Carolina!  We need all the help we can get in promoting these concerts.  Many thanks!
Friday, June 1 -- The Rooster's Wife
910-944-7502
6:45 to 8:30 pm
Price:  $10 (in advance)
A few advance tickets are still available for this one!  Get 'em here!
Sunday, June 3 -- The Juggling Gypsy
910-763-2223
11 am to 1 pm
$10 cover
Brunch will also be available for purchase.
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Klezmer Brunch w/ Seth Kibel & The Alexandria Kleztet
202-518-9400
$30 concert & brunch, $10 concert only
Kids under age 7 eat free and don't need a ticket!
A rare public performance of The Alexandria Kleztet!  Yours truly, along with Helen Hausmann on violin, Bob Abbott on bass, and Tim Jarvis on drums!
Advance tickets are HIGHLY recommended!  And you MUSTpurchase your tickets (right here) no later than Wednesday, June 6 if you want brunch.  After that, all tickets are concert only!  Fortunately, we'll be louder than the growling of your stomach.  I think.
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As always, these are just the highlights.  If you need to serve me a subpoena, there are plenty of other performances coming up through the Washington and Baltimore regions!
Lots more gigs listed online at:
Wednesday, May 2, 2018
Seth with Cherry Blossoms photo by John Sample
Some stuff in Maryland, and then an advance warning to North Carolinians!
I've got a pretty busy spring and summer lined up -- please check out my full schedule at www.sethkibel.com.  But here are some highlights for ya:
Thursday, May 3 -- Great Sage (Vegan Restaurant)
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!
This will be a unique performance!  Yours truly, along with mandolin ( Joel-Michael Schwartz), tuba ( Tom Holtz), and drums ( Wes Crawford).  The results may be good or they may be bad, but, either way, musical history will be made!

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Swing Dance with the Seth Kibel Quintet
800 South Rolling Road
Catonsville, MD  21228
443-831-6422
8:30 to 11:30 pm
$10 to $15

In "The Barn."  Intro dance lesson at 7:30 pm included in the price of admission.  With Flo Anito on vocals, Sean Lane on piano, Bob Abbott on bass, and Wes Crawford on drums.

RSVP at Faceplant!
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So...at the beginning of June, Seth Kibel & Bay Jazz Project (yours truly, along with Sean Lane, Bob Abbott, and Wes Crawford) are doing a short mini-tour of North Carolina!  A few private dates, but we've also got two public gigs, and we could REALLY use your help spreading the word!  If you've got family, friends, former roommates, jilted lovers, or escaped pets in North Carolina, please let 'em know that we'll be bringing klezmer, jazz, and swing down south!
Friday, June 1 -- The Rooster's Wife
114 Knight Street
Aberdeen, NC  28315
910-944-7502
6:45 to 8:30 pm
Price:  $10 (in advance)
Advance tickets are strongly encouraged for this one!  Get 'em here!
Sunday, June 3 -- The Juggling Gypsy
1612 Castle Street
Wilmington, NC  28401
910-763-2223
11 am to 1 pm
$10 cover
Brunch will also be available for purchase.
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Tuesday, April 10, 2018
Photo by Rose Romeo Campiglia
2 chances to hear me klez it up this Sunday!

"Klezmer Brunch" with Seth Kibel & Friends
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!
This show will feature Sean Lane on piano and Bob Abbott on double bass.
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Sunday, April 15 -- Tikvat Israel Congregation
Concert with Seth Kibel Klezmer Quartet
2200 Baltimore Road
Rockville, MD  20851
301-762-7338
7 to 9:30 pm
$25 in advance, $30 at the door
Double bill with Rak Shalom, a cappella group from the University of Maryland!  Advance ticket purchase HIGHLY recommended --click here to purchase tickets!
With Sean Lane on piano, Bob Abbott on double bass, and Wes Crawford on drums.

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Tired of your kiddos snarfing your Tide Pods? Then get 'em interested in a (slightly) more useful activity -- jazz!

Bring 'em to my "Saturday Family Jazz" program at AMP by Strathmore on Saturday, April 21!  11 am to noon.  Designed for kids ages 3 to 11, these programs will be fun and (gasp!) educational.  Advance ticket purchase is STRONGLY encouraged!  Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door.
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Lots more gigs listed online at:
Tuesday, March 27, 2018
Photo by Evan Forman
A rare visit to NYC, NPR's Tiny Desk Contest, and more!
Two big shows coming up this weekend -- one in Rockville, Maryland, and one in New York, New York!
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...then, it's up the Jersey Turnpike for... 
Sunday, April 1 -- City Winery NYC
"Klezmer Brunch" with Klezmerama
155 Varick Street
New York, NY  10013
212-608-0555
11 am to 2 pm
$10 (does NOT include brunch)
This is a very special one-time Passover/Easter/April Fool's Day concert with an all-star band consisting of your truly, along with drummer Eve Sicular, trombonist Reut Regev, and accordionist Shoko Nagai, all of whom play with such illustrious NYC klezmer bands as Metropolitan KlezmerIsle of Klezbos, and J. Edgar Klezmer!
 
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NPR's Tiny Desk Contest!! 
Perhaps some of you recall this bizarre submission I made last year.   
This time, I collaborated with the talented singer/songwrite Flo Anito  to come up with this nifty little ode to a certain short-fingered vulgarian. If you like it, please share, comment, like, tweet, repost, retweet, instatweet, snaptweet, and generally spread it all around the exits of the information superhighway. Thanks!
Tiny Hands, Big Desk
Tiny Hands, Big Desk


Lots more gigs listed online at:
Monday, February 12, 2018
Tiny Planet album cover
Yet another new album, and some enticing public performances!
For the past year or so, you've been hearing about "Tiny Planet," my collaborative project with the globe-trotting percussionist Tom Teasley.

We've been getting some pretty awesome reviews from our shows,    !

Well, at long last, our new album is out!
It's available for your purchasing and listening pleasure at pretty much everywhere fine (and other) music is sold along the information superhighway.  CDBaby (for an actual bonafide CD), iTunes, Spotify, Amazon, etc.
Probably the best way to obtain it (and listen to extensive samples) is to go to this link!

But...just for my extra-special, super-tastic, ultra-sexy email subscribers...you can order a copy by sending a check for $12 (includes shipping and handling) to:

Tiny Planet (Seth Kibel)
P.O. Box 32615
Baltimore, MD  21282

Makes checks out to "Seth Kibel."  Each additional copy is just $10.
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Sunday, February 18 -- Edlavitch Jewish Community Center
"Klezmer Brunch" with Seth Kibel & Friends
1529 16th Street, NW
Washington, DC  20036
202-518-9400
11 am to 12:30 pm
$30 concert & brunch, $15 concert only
This show will feature the Music Pilgrim Trio -- yours truly, along with Vladimir Fridman on guitar and vocals, and Bob Abbott on double bass.  And maybe a surprise guest or two!
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Friday, February 23 -- Old Town Hall
Concert with "Tiny Planet" (Seth Kibel & Tom Teasley)
3999 University Drive
Fairfax, VA  22031
703-352-9100
8 to 9:30 pm
free, no tickets required!
Come to think of it, this is would be an excellent opportunity to pick up our new album!

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Another Tiny Planet video!!!  A nice preview of the new album.  (Did I mention we have a new album ?)
 
 
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Monday, January 1, 2018
Actual picture of Seth
Was your New Year's resolution to hear more woodwinds in 2018?
Who am I kidding?  Of course, it was!

Well, fortunately for you, I'm starting off the New Year with quite a few gigs.  The full schedule, as always,
is a click away,   
but here are two highlights I wanted to bring to your attention:
Thursday, January 4 -- Great Sage (vegan restaurant)
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!  WithSean Lane on piano, Russell Rodgers on bass, and Wes Crawford on drums.
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Sunday, January 7 -- Edlavitch Jewish Community Center
"Klezmer Brunch" with Seth Kibel & Friends
1529 16th Street, NW
Washington, DC  20036
202-518-9400
11 am to 12:30 pm
$30 concert & brunch, $15 concert only
My "friends" this particular morning will include Sean Lane on piano and Bob Abbott on double bass.
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Lots more gigs listed online at:
Monday, December 11, 2017
More Kibel!!!
Doesn't everyone wish for more clarinet this time of year?
Quite a few more performances remaining this holiday season, including my annual klezmer appearance at The Kennedy Center with The Alexandria Kleztet.
But here are two shows you need to ask Alexa to buy you tickets for RIGHT NOW!
Thursday, December 14 -- An Die Musik
Seth Kibel & Friends -- A Swingin' Klezmer Chanukah!
8 to 10 pm
$15, $10 students
Some favorite Chanukah carols, klezmer melodies, jazz improv, and more, with electric guitarist Michael Raitzyk, bassist Bob Abbott, and everyone's favorite percussion elf Tom Teasley!
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Wednesday, December 20 -- Tiny Planet (Seth Kibel & Tom Teasley)
CD Release Show!
7:30 to 8:30 pm
$20
As many of you already know, I've got a duo project, dubbed "Tiny Planet," with the award-winning, globe-trotting percussionist Tom Teasley.  We've got a brand-new record, and it will be available for purchase at this show.  It won't officially be available elsewhere until mid-January, but we'll have some "advance copies" for sale at the concert.
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Videos of Snark & Despair
(please assist me in my relentless battle against obscurity by watching, commenting, reposting, resharing, retweeting, regramming, etc...)
Wait!  There's more...
Lots more gigs listed online at:
Monday, November 27, 2017
Snark & Despair cover
Did you miss the CD Release Show in Bethesda? SAD!!!
Fortunately, you've got just ONE more chance to hear the songs on my new album performed live!  Be there, or forever live with the nagging regret!
Thursday, November 30 -- Creative Alliance (Patterson Theater)
CD Release Show of Snark & Despair
3134 Eastern Avenue
Baltimore, MD  21224
410-276-1651
7:30 to 9:30 pm
$15, $12 members (+$3 at the door)
This is going to be your last chance to hear the songs from my new album performed live for the foreseeable future.  You won't regret coming to this show!  And, if you do, you can always tell people you "don't recall" ever attending.
Flo AnitoBilly CoulterDavid KitchenBlack Betty (Jenny Langer), and Chris Urquiaga will reprise their songs from the album as well as perform short mini-sets of their own repertoire consistent with the overall theme of the evening.  Plus, familiar songs of protest from folks like Bob Dylan, Elton John, Nancy Sinatra (!), and more.  And I'll have the BEST house band, consisting of guitarist Steve Steckler, pianist Sean Lane, bassist Russell Rodgers, and drummer Wes Crawford.  
I highly encourage everyone to save a few bucks, by clicking this link and getting your tickets in advance!
And please, please, please, PLEASE -- buy, download, stream, share, repost, review, playlist, and generally scream about my album from the rafters.  I need all the help I can get!  If you lend a hand, I promise to say "thank you."  This is probably the best link for you to get started doing all of that!
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Photo by Rose Campiglia
Holiday shopping woes???  Remember -- my assorted albums make GREAT gifts!  Not only do they contain award-winning music in multiple genres, but you can rest assured that your friends and family don't already own copies!
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It's a CRAZY busy December for this guy!  Check out my schedule and come hear me play!  Come to any six shows and win a free restraining order! 
Lots more gigs listed online at:

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Upcoming Performances!

  • 09/26/2018
    Dirksen Senate Office Building - Washington, DC
     
  • 09/29/2018
    River Road Unitarian Universalist Church - Bethesda, MD
     
  • 09/29/2018
    Private affair - Easton, MD
     
  • 09/29/2018
    Sixth and I Historic Synagogue - Washington, DC
     
  • 09/30/2018
    Washington Hebrew Congregation - Washington, DC
     

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