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Let woodwind wizard Seth Kibel and his musical colleagues take you on a whirlwind journey through the vast Irving Berlin songbook. Israel Beilin was born in Russia at the end of the 19th century, but he produced a body of work that would practically come to define American music in the 20th century. Seth, along with award-winning chanteuse Flo Anito, will perform such well-loved classics as Blue Skies, Always, Cheek to Cheek, How Deep Is The Ocean, and many more, all with a distinct jazz and swing sensibility. Historical commentary and humorous anecdotes from “history nerd” Kibel will make this evening almost as educational as it will be entertaining.

Seth Kibel — clarinet, flute, saxophone Flo Anito — vocals Sean Lane — piano Bob Abbott — double bass Wes Crawford — drums

$19, $17 seniors/students

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Rare Mid-Atlantic performances for blues legend Eugene "Hideaway" Bridges 

Two shows with Eugene "Hideaway" Bridges! 

I've had the privilege of knowing and making music with international blues star Eugene "Hideaway" Bridges for close to 20 years now.  I've arranged the horn parts on several of his albums, recorded with him, and, when the stars aligned, shared a stage with him.  But the last time I had the thrill of performing with him live was in July 2016. 

That changes next week with two VERY rare appearances of this globe-trotting bluesman in the Washington and Baltimore…

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Seth's Magical Musical Multiverse 

New digital EP is OUT TODAY!!! 

"Seth's Magical Musical Multiverse" is a digital-only EP of 3 original songs that imagine some radical musical "what-if" scenarios.  What if Buddy Holly hadn't boarded that plane on a fateful night in February 1959?  What if George Gershwin hadn't had his magnificent career cut short by a brain tumor when he was just 38 years old?  What if Robert Johnson hadn't taken a sip of some poison whiskey in that Mississippi juke joint?  Featuring the talents of some of the…

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Gigs aplenty, plus some new videos! 

Shows in Virginia and Maryland! 

It's shaping up to be a pretty busy month for me. As always, for a fuller schedule, please check out my website and/or follow me on social media. I'm delightfully witty, charming, and ever humble. 

But here are the highlights: 

Tuesday, April 5 -- Seth Kibel & Sean Lane 

Bourbon Bayou Kitchen 

44184 Asburn Marketplace Plaza 

Ashburn, Virginia 20147 

5:30 to 8:30 pm 

No cover! 

This is a brand-new restaurant, with a New Orleans and Louisiana vibe that gives me the warm…

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A brand-new (digital) album released today! 

It's release day!!! 

I'm proud to announce that, as of this morning, my BRAND NEW album, "Clarinetflix & Chill," is available pretty much everywhere music can be downloaded or streamed in the digital multiverse! It features five brand-new original instrumental compositions by yours truly drawing upon a variety of musical influences, not the least of which are swing and klezmer. It was all recorded "live in the studio," as they say, in a single afternoon. 

All else being equal, please download the tracks…

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Brand new song and video...for a good cause 

Brand new song & video 

I wasn't planning on dropping this track just yet, but it seemed timely to do so now. I wrote this song in late 2021 and filmed the video in January, well before any inkling of a Russian invasion of Ukraine had even crossed my radar. 

This song and performance will be part of my upcoming digital-only album "Clarinetflix & Chill," scheduled to be released on all major platforms on Friday, March 18. 

Gaisin is the small Ukrainian village where my grandfather was born and spent his…

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The world is no longer safe from my clarinet... 

Baltimore & Greenbelt 

Thursday, February 17 

Baltimore Spirits Company! 

This Thursday, February 17, from 6:30 to 9 pm, I'll be providing the music in the posh "Cocktail Gallery" at the Baltimore Spirits Company in the Union Collective in Baltimore. This is a really cool room, with great local art and extremely tasty libations. I'll be there with pianist Sean Lane. There's no cover, so if you're in Charm City -- swing on by! I heartily endorse their "Epoch Rye Whiskey," although I'm not completely sure how…

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Annapolis and North Carolina 

Friday, January 21 at 49 West Coffeehouse & Winebar 

In-person ONLY!! Reservations required!! 

It's been quite some time since I made an appearance at Annapolis' finest listening room for live jazz, 49 West Coffeehouse & Winebar, coincidentally located at 49 West Street in Annapolis. But I'm delighted to be returning there a week from today with my good friends, and musical co-conspirators, Sean Lane (piano), and Bob Abbott (double bass). We've got loads of jazz and klezmer up our sleeves, just waiting to…

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It's a Hanukkah miracle! 

Come watch Michael Raitzyk and myself exploit our talented children! 

Wednesday, December 1 at An die Musik Live! 

It's the return of a Baltimore Hanukkah tradition -- this time with a twist! 

For many years, I presented a Hanukkah show at An die Musik, one of Baltimore's premier live music venues. Needless to say, we skipped last year's show. Well, this year, we're back! And this time, I decided to invite multi-genre guitar whiz Michael Raitzyk to join me, along with his ridiculously-talented violinist…

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You've got rhythm. You've got music. But do you have a ticket? 

You've got rhythm. You've got music. But do you have tickets?? 

Thursday, November 18, at the Edlavitch DC Jewish Community Center 

In a little over a week, I'll be reprising my epic all-star "Tribute to the Brothers Gershwin." This time, we'll be doing it in our nation's capital, in the newly-renovated Cafritz Hall at the Edlavitch DC Jewish Community Center, just a few blocks from Dupont Circle. 

Joining me again will be a s'wonderful group of musicians, including pianist Sean Lane, bassist Bob Abbott…

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It Don't Mean A Thing If You Ain't Got That Ticket 

One week from today, at 7:30 pm! 

I'm once again returning to the swankiest club anywhere that will still admit YOU as a patron! 

And this time, I'll be paying tribute to the legendary Edward Kennedy "Duke" Ellington, as well as his protege and songwriting partner, William Thomas "Billy" Strayhorn. 

Two ways to enjoy this show: 

1) Live and in-person! Drive, walk, run, or "take a train," and come see us in person, and enjoy the food, drink, and atmosphere of Keystone Korner Baltimore! It's reserved seating…

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