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
"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!"