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Daryl Davis -- piano, vocals Seth Kibel -- saxophone, clarinet, flute & special guest performers!

Lejzor and Fisze Czyż (Leonard and Phil Chess) were Polish Jewish immigrants who, with their upstart little record label, managed to transform American music in the 1950’s. In this live performance and multimedia presentation, Daryl, Seth, and a host of other area music luminaries will bring the story of Chess Records to life with the songs of Muddy Waters, Chuck Berry, Etta James, Bo Diddley, and more. B. Goode, get your Mojo Workin’, and prepare to be rockin’ in the aisles at the Edlavitch DCJCC!

Chicago native Daryl Davis graduated from Howard University, with a degree in Jazz. Outside of school, he was personally trained by legendary Blues, Boogie Woogie and Rock’n’Roll pianists Pinetop Perkins and Johnnie Johnson who both claimed him as their godson and praised his ability to master a piano style that was popular long before he was born. Apart from leading The Daryl Davis Band, he has worked with Elvis Presley’s Jordanaires, Chuck Berry, The Legendary Blues Band, Percy Sledge, Sam Moore, Nappy Brown and many others. He has won several Washington Area Music Awards (Wammies) including Best Blues Artist and Best Roots Artist and he has performed on a Grammy nominated album.

Seth Kibel is one of the Mid-Atlantic’s premier woodwind specialists, working with some of the best bands in Klezmer, Jazz, Swing, and more. Wowing audiences on clarinet, flute, and saxophone, Seth has made a name for himself in the Washington/Baltimore region, and beyond. He is the 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). His most recent recording, Clown With A Stick, was released in May 2023 on the Azalea City Recordings record label. He’s won numerous prizes in the Mid-Atlantic Song Contest (MASC) including the Grand Prize in 2016 and a Gold Prize in 2022.

$18 ($16 students)