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Seth Kibel Presents: Songs of Snark & Despair - CD

This album is a collection of songs written and recorded in wake of the 2016 Presidential election. With a progressive outlook, and an unhealthy dose of dark humor, these tunes traverse a wide landscape of musical genres, including blues, swing, klezmer, bossa nova, reggae, and more.


With an all-star cast of local musical luminaries, including the following:

Arch Alcantara -- electric guitar, vocals
Flo Anito -- vocals
Simone Baron -- accordion
Black Betty -- vocals
Christopher Brown -- electric bass
Daniel Brown -- double bass
Billy Coulter -- vocals
Wes Crawford -- drums
Jared Denhard -- trombone
Damon Foreman -- electric guitar, vocals
Ira Gitlin -- banjo
Adam Gonzalez -- cello
Helen Hausmann -- violin, vocals
Tom Holtz -- tuba
Seth Kibel -- clarinet, tenor saxophone, flute
David Kitchen -- guitar, vocals
Sean Lane -- piano
Aaron Malone -- violin
Bill Neri -- viola
Cristian Perez -- acoustic guitar
Russell Rodgers -- electric bass
Nick Ruggieri -- drums
Steve Steckler -- electric guitar
Tom Teasley -- percussion
Chris Urquiaga -- vocals

Music & lyrics by Seth Kibel
All songs copyright 2017 Seth Kibel (Willard’s Melodies, ASCAP)
Produced by Seth Kibel and Steve Steckler
Recorded and mixed by Steve Steckler at Asparagus Media, Takoma Park, MD
Mastered by Recording Arts, Arlington, VA
Album design and layout by Sandy Alexander
Cover art by Kevin Kallaugher (KAL) --


No Words -- Instrumental Jazz & Klezmer by Seth Kibel - CD

12 original instrumental compositions by Seth, in a variety of musical genres, including swing, gypsy jazz, and klezmer.

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Seth Kibel – clarinet, flute, tenor saxophone (all tracks)

Tracks 1, 3, 5, 7, 10:
Sami Arefin – guitar (all solos, except Track 7, 2nd solo)
Kevin Doran – guitar (Track 7, 2nd solo)
Scott Giambusso – double bass
Mark Carson – drums

Tracks 2, 4, 6, 8, 9, 11, 12:
Sean Lane – piano
Bob Abbott – double bass
Wes Crawford -- drums

Recorded and mixed by Blake Althen at Human Factor, Arlington, Virginia.
Mastered by Steve Steckler at Asparagus Media, Takoma Park, Maryland.
Design and layout by Sandy Alexander.
Photography by Jonathan Timmes.


Jazz For People Who Are Shorter Than Me - CD

This album features both original compositions and creative reimaginings of many classic children's favorites such as "Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star," "Down By The Bay," "Row, Row, Row Your Boat" and more. While this is nominally a "jazz" record, it covers a wide stylistic breadth, including blues, boogie-woogie, rock, and yes, even a little klezmer.

Seth Kibel is one of the Mid-Atlantic's premier woodwind specialists, working with some of the best bands in jazz, swing, and more. Wowing audiences on saxophone, clarinet, and flute, Seth has made a name for himself in the Washington/Baltimore region, and beyond. He is the featured performer with The Alexandria Kleztet, Bay Jazz Project, Music Pilgrim Trio, The Natty Beaux, and more. Winner of 25 Washington Area Music Awards (Wammies), including "Best World Music Instrumentalist" (2003-11) and "Best Jazz Instrumentalist" (2005, 2007-8, 2011-13).

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Seth Kibel – clarinet, flute, tenor saxophone, vocals on tracks 6 & 8
Michael Raitzyk – guitar (all tracks)
Daryl Davis – piano (tracks 2 & 3)
Bob Abbott – double bass (tracks 1 – 5, 7, 10)
Tom Holtz – tuba (tracks 6, 8, 9, 11)
Wes Crawford – drums (tracks 1 – 5, 7, 10)
Mark Carson – drums (tracks 6, 8, 9, 11)
Mary Alouette – vocals (tracks 2, 4, 10)
William & Josephine Kibel – vocals (tracks 6 & 8)

All arrangements by Seth Kibel. Tracks 5, 6, 7, 9 copyright 2014 Seth Kibel (Willard’s Melodies, ASCAP).

Produced by Seth Kibel, with Jeff Gruber.

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Phonin' It In with Seth Kibel and Bay Jazz Project - CD

This is a "straight-ahead" jazz record, featuring a few originals, as well as energetic renditions of jazz classics by George Gershwin, Irving Berlin, and more.  Featured are the talents of Bay Jazz Project:  Sean Lane, Bob Abbott, Mark Lucas, Justine Miller, and Wes Crawford.
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Peace, Love and Coffee - CD

The Alexandria Kleztet's brand-new recording featuring six original compositions, fresh arrangements of traditional melodies and creative re-workings of songs by Kurt Weill and John Williams.Peace, Love and Coffee

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The Great Pretender - CD

On his first solo album, The Great Pretender, tenor saxophonist Seth Kibel brings his raucous, blues-drenched sound to 10 songs with support from some of the most skilled artists in the Mid-Atlantic and beyond.

Adding their talents to two of Seth’s original tunes and eight of his creative arrangements are European blues star Eugene “Hideaway” Bridges, boogie-woogie pianist Daryl Davis, blues diva Melanie Mason, D.C. guitar legend Dave Chappell, keyboardist Jon Carroll, and others. The covers include dramatic re-interpretations of songs by Bob Dylan, Tom Waits, Duke Ellington and The Kinks.

Winner of the 2007 Washington Area Music Award (Wammie) for "Best Blues Recording."
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Close Enough for Klezmer - CD

The Alexandria Kleztet's third album, released in 2005. Winner of the Washington Area Music Award (Wammie) for "Best World Music Recording."
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Delusions of Klezmer - CD

The Alexandria Kleztet's second album, released in 2002. Winner of the 2002 Washington Area Music Award (Wammie) for "Best World Music Recording."
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Y2Klezmer - CD

The Alexandria Kleztet's debut album, from 1999. Winner of the 2000 Washington Area Music Award (Wammie) for "Best World Music Recording."
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Nuts and Bolts - CD

2004 album with jazz violinist Susan Jones, featuring original acoustic jazz, including six Kibel compositions.
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