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Seth Kibel Quintet, ft. Flo Anito

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The Liriodendron Mansion, 502 West Gordon Street, Bel Air, MD 21014

The concert will be held indoors with limited seating, so reserve your spot today! Reservations required – admission is a suggested donation of $5 per family. Packaged drinks and snacks will be available for a donation. Doors open at 3:30 pm. Concert begins at 4 pm.

Seth Kibel -- clarinet, flute, saxophone Flo Anito -- vocals Michael Raitzyk -- guitar Bob Abbott -- double bass Wes Crawford -- drums

$5 suggested donation per family


Both in-person and livestream tickets available! Livestream tickets are good for up to a week after the performance.

Roots Café host Geoffrey Himes will celebrate his 71 st birthday with a special concert at An die Musik Live. To celebrate the occasion, he has cooked up some special arrangements of original and canonical pieces with Roots Café music director Willem Elsevier and with award-winning reed player and songwriter Seth Kibel. Kibel will also play some of his original songs. Come join the birthday party.

$15 in-person attendance, $12 virtual livestream

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Do not underestimate the power of my clarinet! 

Look -- I'm not going to lie to you. If you come out to one of my performances, you're definitely taking a risk. No one really knows how they're going to react to a loud, high, squeaky clarinet player until they're face-to-face with one. But who knows? You might like it! Or it might explode your brain. Come to one of of my shows and find out!


Wednesday, March 1 -- Beth El Congregation of Baltimore

8101 Park Heights Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21208

7:30 to 8:30 pm.


A FREE concert! No tickets or advanced…

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Oy, with the clarinet playing... 

Oy, with the clarinet playing... 

(Artwork: "Moses and the Ten Commandments" by Shlomo Katz) 

I know a lot of you feel Moses' pain. Nonetheless, apparently a few of you are gluttons for punishment and have asked where you can hear my loud hecklestick over the next few weeks. 

Three shows I want to bring to your attention this morning. One in NY, and two in DC. 

Saturday, February 4 -- Jazz on Main 

My first time at this new(ish) jazz club in Mount Kisco, New York, practically walking distance from the…

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North of Baltimore, then Glen Echo, then WAY north of Baltimore... 

This clarinetist is going places... 

2023 is shaping up to be a VERY busy year for me, musically-speaking. For the latest on my whereabouts, you can always check out my website at, or see what kind of trouble I'm causing on various social media platforms. 

But here are a few highlights for the coming weeks: 

Saturday, January 21 -- Black Locust Hops Farm Brewery 

This is a new-to-me venue, but it sounds like it'll be a hoot! It's located in Freeland, Maryland, just south of the…

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Shows in DC and Baltimore and some exciting news! 

This Thursday at Mr. Henry's in DC! 

This Thursday, January 5, I'm delighted to be playing my first public show of 2023 at the legendary Mr. Henry's in DC! 

I'll be joined by some of my favorite people -- Sean Lane on piano, Bob Abbott on double bass, and superlative vocalist Flo Anito! We'll be doing a lot of classic jazz and swing, Great American Songbook standards, and yes, a bit o' klezmer, too! 

Doors open at 6 pm, and then we play from 7:30 to 10:30 pm. Tickets are $15 and there's a $12 food/drink…

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I put the "ah" in Hanukkah and the "ew" in New Year's Eve! 

Annual Hanukkah Concert at An Die Musik! 

This Thursday, December 22, I'll once again be leading an all-star band at one of Baltimore's best concert venues, An Die Musik Live! 

Joining me for this one-time musical celebration of all things Hanukkah (with plenty of klezmer and jazz, to boot) is guitarist Michael Raitzyk, violinist/vocalist Rebekah Geller, guitarist/vocalist Kristoffer Belgica, bassist Derek Wiegmann, and drummer Ethan Hasiuk. Come listen as we put our own "spin" on the Dreydl song! 

You can…

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Boogie-Woogie Klezmer Brunch! 

Any musical event involving the legendary Daryl Davis is going to be something special. But this one, at the Edlavitch DC Jewish Community Center as part of JxJ - Washington Jewish Film and Music Festival is going to be something to behold! 

Daryl will be joining the Music Pilgrim Trio (Vladimir Fridman, Bob Abbott, and myself) for a musical mashup that will span the globe -- from boogie-woogie to klezmer to blues to bossa to who-knows-what? 

It's gonna be a heckuva time with lots of great music and…

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Gigs in DC, Greenbelt, NC, Florida, and Berlin 

Gigs in DC, Greenbelt, NC, Florida, and Berlin?


Okay...that's MOSTLY true.  I AM doing public shows in MOST of those places this month.  But not Berlin.  But I am playing a "Salute to Irving Berlin" show in DC, so that counts, right?


("First we take Manhattan, then we play Berlin...")


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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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