SETH KIBEL
Clarinet, Saxophone, Flute

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Upcoming Performances

Aug4

Institute of Musical Traditions: Livestream with Seth Kibel & Flo Anito

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Institute of Musical Traditions

Seamus Egan, Jake Blount & Flo Anito+Seth Kibel

Tuesday, August 4th, 2020 at 8pm ET Live on Facebook and Youtube.com. Tune in for free. Tipping and merch purchases strongly encouraged.

Dave Eisner hosting for a webcast with some favourite performers! Tune in Live at https://www.facebook.com/Institute.of.Musical.Traditions/live_videos/ and / or youtube.com/imtfolk as we build our Traditions in a new way.

Jake Bount is an award-winning banjoist, fiddler, singer and ethnomusicologist based in Providence, RI. He is half of the internationally touring duo Tui, a 2020 Strathmore Artist in Residence and a board member of Bluegrass Pride. Although he is proficient in multiple performance styles, Blount specializes in the music of Black and Native American communities in the southeastern United States, and in the regional style of Ithaca, New York. A versatile performer, Blount interpolates blues, bluegrass and spirituals into the old-time string band tradition he belongs to. He foregrounds the experiences of queer people and people of color in his work. His teachers include Rhiannon Giddens, Bruce Molsky and Judy Hyman. He has claimed first place in both the Banjo and the Traditional Band categories at the prestigious Appalachian String Band Music Festival in Clifftop, WV. Blount has shared his music and research at the Smithsonian Institution, Yale University, and Berklee School of Music, among other venues and institutions. He has also appeared on Radiolab. He regularly teaches fiddle and banjo at festivals and camps like the Augusta Heritage Center’s Old-Time Week, the Ashokan Center’s Old-Time Rollick, and Midwest Banjo Camp. Blount tours domestically and internationally as a solo performer, with his duo Tui, and with his band The Moose Whisperers. He has performed and recorded solo, and in ensembles of up to six people. His first full-length solo album, Spider Tales, is out now on Free Dirt Records & Service Co. It debuted at #2 on the Billboard Bluegrass Chart, received positive coverage from NPR, Rolling Stone and Billboard among others, and earned five out of five stars as The Guardian's Folk Album of the Month.

More at jakebount.com

Seamus Egan : It’s hard to think of an artist in traditional Irish music more influential than Seamus Egan. From his beginnings as a teen prodigy, to his groundbreaking solo work with Shanachie Records, to his founding of Irish-American powerhouse band Solas, to his current work as one of the leading composers and interpreters of the tradition, Egan has inspired multiple generations of musicians and helped define the sound of Irish music today. As a multi-instrumentalist, he’s put his mark on the sound of the Irish flute, tenor banjo, guitar, mandolin, tin whistle, and low whistle, among others. As a composer, he was behind the soundtrack for the award-winning film The Brothers McMullen, co-wrote Sarah McLachlan’s breakout hit, “Weep Not for the Memories,” and has scored numerous documentaries and indie films since. As a bandleader, Solas has been the pre-eminent Irish-American band of their generation for the past 20 years, continuously renewing Irish music with fresh ideas, including a collaboration with Rhiannon Giddens on their 2015 album. As a performer, few others can make so instruments or such wickedly complex ornaments seem so effortless. Music comes as naturally to Seamus Egan as breath, but his mastery of the tradition is only one facet of his plans to move the music forward.

More at seamuseganproject.com

Seth Kibel & Flo Anito : Flo Anito is a quirky, clever songwriter with a great big voice, that is in turn, sweet, sultry, powerful, and emotive. Her stage presence is undeniable. Classically trained in Voice, Piano, and Cello, raised on the stages of Summer stock musical theatre, and studying Music under Anthony Braxton and Alvin Lucier at Wesleyan University, Flo's sound is a rare hybrid. 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 28 Washington Area Music Awards (Wammies), including "Best World Music Instrumentalist" (2003-11) and "Best Jazz Instrumentalist" (2005, 2007-8, 2011-14).

More at www.floanito.com and www.sethkibel.com

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Welcome to the on-line hub for Seth Kibel, one of the Mid-Atlantic's premier woodwind specialists. Working with some of the best bands in klezmer, jazz, swing, and more, and wowing audiences on saxophone, clarinet, and flute, Seth has made a name for himself in the Washington/Baltimore region, and beyond.

Featured performer with The Kleztet, Bay Jazz Project, Music Pilgrim Trio, The Natty Beaux, and more.

Winner of 28  Washington Area Music Awards (Wammies), including "Best World Music Instrumentalist" (2003-11) and "Best Jazz Instrumentalist" (2005, 2007-8, 2011-14).

  

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Seth Kibel: When You're Smiling

a new album of original tunes featuring talented guest artists, progressive political
commentary, dark humor, and much-needed musical therapy for these strange and trying times.

Instrumental jazz, swing, and klezmer from one of the Mid-Atlantic's premier woodwind specialists.

Seth Kibel: clarinet, tenor saxophone, flute
Sean Lane: piano
Bob Abbott: double bass
Nick Ruggieri: drums

Produced by Seth Kibel. Recorded and engineered by Mike Monseur at Bias Studios, Springfield, Va. Mixed and mastered by Steve Steckler at Asparagus Media, Takoma Park, Md. Album design by Sandy Alexander. Cover art by Gina DeLuca. Seth Kibel uses Rovner ligatures and barrels. 
 

When You're Smiling -- front cover When You're Smiling -- back cover

When You're Smiling
  • When You're Smiling
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CD Instrumental jazz, swing, and klezmer from one of the Mid-Atlantic's premier woodwind specialists. Seth Kibel -- clarinet, tenor saxophone, fluteSean Lane -- pianoBob Abbott -- double bassNick Ruggieri -- drumsProduced by Seth Kibel. Recorded and engineered by Mike Monseur at Bias Studios, Springfield, Va. Mixed and mastered by Steve Steckler at Asparagus Media, Takoma Park, Md. Album design by Sandy Alexander. Cover art by Gina DeLuca. Seth Kibel uses Rovner ligatures and barrels. 

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Seth Kibel Presents: Songs of Snark & Despair
  • Seth Kibel Presents: Songs of Snark & Despair
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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, vocalsFlo Anito -- vocalsSimone Baron -- accordionBlack Betty -- vocalsChristopher Brown -- electric bassDaniel Brown -- double bassBilly Coulter -- vocalsWes Crawford -- drumsJared Denhard -- tromboneDamon Foreman -- electric guitar, vocalsIra Gitlin -- banjoAdam Gonzalez -- celloHelen Hausmann -- violin, vocalsTom Holtz -- tubaSeth Kibel -- clarinet, tenor saxophone, fluteDavid Kitchen -- guitar, vocalsSean Lane -- pianoAaron Malone -- violinBill Neri -- violaCristian Perez -- acoustic guitarRussell Rodgers -- electric bassNick Ruggieri -- drumsSteve Steckler -- electric guitarTom Teasley -- percussionChris Urquiaga -- vocals Music & lyrics by Seth KibelAll songs copyright 2017 Seth Kibel (Willard’s Melodies, ASCAP)Produced by Seth Kibel and Steve StecklerRecorded and mixed by Steve Steckler at Asparagus Media, Takoma Park, MD www.asparagusmediastudios.comMastered by Recording Arts, Arlington, VAAlbum design and layout by Sandy AlexanderCover art by Kevin Kallaugher (KAL) -- www.kaltoons.com

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Jazz For People Who Are Shorter Than Me
  • Jazz For People Who Are Shorter Than Me
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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).             Seth Kibel – clarinet, flute, tenor saxophone, vocals on tracks 6 & 8Michael 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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No Words -- Instrumental Jazz & Klezmer by Seth Kibel
  • No Words -- Instrumental Jazz & Klezmer by Seth Kibel
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CD 12 original instrumental compositions by Seth, in a variety of musical genres, including swing, gypsy jazz, and klezmer.   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 bassMark Carson – drumsTracks 2, 4, 6, 8, 9, 11, 12:Sean Lane – pianoBob Abbott – double bassWes Crawford -- drumsRecorded 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.

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