SETH KIBEL
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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 is proud to use Rovner ligatures and clarinet barrels.

 

 

  

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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