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Upcoming Performances!


Music Pilgrim Trio in concert (Seth Kibel, Vladimir Fridman, Bob Abbott)

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Enoch Pratt Free Library (Light Street Branch), 1251 Light Street, Baltimore, MD 21230

Free! No advanced tickets or registration required.

In celebration of Jewish-American Heritage Month, Seth Kibel (clarinet, flute, saxophone), Vladimir Fridman (guitar, vocals), and Bob Abbott (double bass) will perform a varied program highlighting traditional klezmer (Eastern-European Jewish folk music), Yiddish theater classics, Yiddish folk songs, and maybe a few Russian gems, to boot.


Swing dance with the Seth Kibel Quintet, ft. Flo Anito

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Glen Echo (Bumper Car Pavilion), 7300 Macarthur Boulevard, Glen Echo, MD

Advanced ticket purchase is highly recommended! Proof of vaccination required. Intro swing dance lesson at 8:30 pm. Band plays from 9 to 11:30 pm.

$20/person advanced sales (credit card only); $30/person at the door. Advanced ticket sales ends at 12 noon on Saturday, May 21. All ticket sales are final; no refunds or credits.


Seth Kibel Quintet, ft. Flo Anito

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Rosensteel Knights of Columbus of Silver Spring, 9707 Rosensteel Avenue, Silver Spring, MD

Presented by the Potomac River Jazz Club (PRJC)!

Seth and the band are delighted to make a return appearance for the PRJC with a varied program of jazz, swing, and yes, a little bit of klezmer for good measure. Expect lots of trad favorites, a few rarities, as well witty, insightful, and partially-accurate historical commentary from Seth. You'll hear plenty of good music suitable for dancing, listening, drinking, and heckling. The quintet includes: Seth Kibel on clarinet, flute, saxophone; Flo Anito on vocals; Sean Lane on piano; Bob Abbott on double bass; and Joey Antico on drums.

PRJC members - $20, non-members - $22.50, door price - $25

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When You're Smiling

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. 

Seth Kibel Presents: Songs of Snark & Despair

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

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

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.

Buy this album at
Jazz For People Who Are Shorter Than Me on iTunes

Phonin' It In with Seth Kibel and Bay Jazz Project

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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Buy this album at
Buy this album at
Phonin' It In on iTunes
Phonin' It In on Rhapsody