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Seth Kibel Quintet at Dunnigan's (Speakeasy)

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Bel Air Armory, 37 N Main Street, Bel Air, MD

Advanced tickets are required for this special event, featuring open bar, "funny money" gambling, food, and more! Brought to you by the Bel Air Downtown Alliance. More info here:

We'll be providing the music!

Seth Kibel -- clarinet, flute, saxophone Flo Anito -- vocals Ellington Carthan -- piano Blake Meister -- double bass Nick Ruggieri -- drums

$120 per person

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Clarinetist on the Run 

Mr. Kibel Goes To Washington


This Thursday, September 7, I'll be performing at Capitol Hill's legendary live music venue, Mr. Henry's. I'll be playing from 7:30 to 10:30 pm along with vocalist Flo Anito, pianist Sean Lane, and bassist Bob Abbott. Jazz, swing, klezmer, and more! Come on out, bring your gavel, and bang it on your table in time with the music.


Advanced tickets are HIGHLY recommended! Click here to get 'em!

All I Need Is A Reed A Day


Then, on Sunday, September 10, I'll be returning to my…

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New Deal, For Real 

New Deal Cafe this Wednesday evening!


This Wednesday, June 28, I return to one of my favorite venues, the New Deal Cafe, in Greenbelt, Maryland. 7 to 9 pm. I'll be joined by an all-star cast of characters, including vocalist Flo Anito, guitarist Michael Raitzyk, and tuba-player-to-the-stars Tom Holtz. We'll be doing some jazz, some swing, some klezmer, and some questionable shenanigans.


There's no cover (although tipping is strongly encouraged), but I HIGHLY recommend you call ahead at 301-474-5642 to make…

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More Clown, More Stick 

I promise not to let success go to my head...


My new album's been out for just under two weeks and, thus far, I've made thousands of pennies! I'm currently topping the charts of "Albums Released By Clarinetists Named Seth Kibel In May 2023."


All joking aside, it's been nice to get a lot of support and encouragement from the clarinet-loving masses. I REALLY appreciate it!


If you haven't done so already, you can stream the new album from pretty much any platform by clicking this link. (Apple Music

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Album Release Day -- Clown With A Stick 

Today's the big day!!!


I'm thrilled to announce that my new album on Azalea City Recordings, Clown With A Stick, is now available!!! You can listen to it RIGHT NOW pretty much anywhere you find music on the digital interwebs. (There appears to be a slight hitch with Apple Music, but hopefully that will be resolved soon. I think it's because I once said something snotty about Steve Jobs.)


Click this helpful link to hear samples and be directed to stream the full album on the service of your choice!


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The calm before the clarinety storm... 

In case you hadn't heard, I've got a new album coming out on Friday, May 19. It's called "Clown With A Stick," and it's an all-instrumental album with both jazz and klezmer and includes familiar classics and some brand-new original compositions.


I'll be SLIGHTLY increasing the frequency of these messages for a few weeks after the album is released, just so I can try to make back a small percentage of what I've invested in it. So stay tuned for a LOT more on the new record.


But until then, I've got some very…

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There was a boy who played clarinet... 

Klezmer (& jazz) in an Irish Pub? Sure, why not?


Come see us this Saturday (April 8) at The Limerick Pub in Wheaton, Maryland. No cover, but you better get there early if you want to be in spitting range of us!


I'll be playing the klezmer, the jazz, and the more, with my buddies in the Music Pilgrim Trio -- Vladimir Fridman on guitar and vocals, and Bob Abbott on bass. 7 to 9 pm.

Then, the following Sunday (April 16), I'm returning to one of my favorite Baltimore venues -- An Die Musik Live! 3 to 5 pm.



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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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