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...")
Here's the skinny:
Sunday, November 6 -- "Seth Kibel & Friends: Salute to Irving Berlin"
Edlavitch DC Jewish Community Center
1529 16th Street, Washington, DC 20036
5 to 7 pm, $19, $17 seniors/students
"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."
I guarantee that you'll hear lots of classic Irving Berlins compositions, all presented with swing and zest. Lots of familiar tunes and probably some new-to-you ones, as well. But we'll probably skip "White Christmas" and "Easter Parade."
See that poster up just above this line? The New Deal Cafe, in Greenbelt, Maryland, is always a fun hang! No cover, but excessively generous tipping is encouraged!
Anyway, I'll be there (along with Flo, Sean, and Bob) next Wednesday, November 9, from 7 to 9 pm. If you're in that neck of the woods, stop by!