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COVID & clarinetists 

Sending good health and good vibes to all! 

These are undoubtedly trying times for all of us.  Everyone's trying to adjust to our new reality, and I want to make a special point to thank everyone who's reached out to me over the past week to make sure my family and I are okay. 

Yes, we're fine.  In fact, we're probably better than most.  I'm fortunate enough to have a spouse with a steady job (and health insurance!) and my kids are dealing with this crisis with a level of maturity that far exceeds that of…

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The Clarinet Caucus 

Monday, February 24, 2020 

DC, Sykesville, and more! 

As we inch towards spring (wait -- did I miss winter?), my schedule's getting busier and busier.  Click here for the full, unredacted report on my whereabouts, but here are few highlights for ya: 

Sunday, March 1 -- Music Pilgrim Trio 

Klezmer Brunch 

Edlavitch Washington DC Jewish Community Center 

1529 16th Street, NW 
Washington, DC 20036 

11 am to 12:30 pm 

Yours truly, along with Vladimir Fridman (guitar/vocals), and Bob Abbott (double…

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Got any friends... 

Got any friends... 

...near Wilmington, North Carolina? 

Then please let 'em know I'll be in their neck of the woods this coming Sunday! 

Sunday, January 19 -- Seth Kibel & The Kleztet 

Barzarre (formerly The Juggling Gypsy) 

1612 Castle Street 
Wilmington, NC 28401 

11 am to 1 pm 

With Sean Lane (piano), Bob Abbott (bass), and Wes Crawford (drums).  $10 suggest cover.  Yummy brunch specials available! 

Here's a FB event page for ya. 


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It's the most squeaky time of the year... 

Shows in DC, Bethesda, and Baltimore! I'm just about EVERYWHERE in the month of December.   Click here to check out my FULL schedule. But here are few special highlights:
Wednesday, December 11 -- Seth Kibel & The Kleztet Tribute to Benny Goodman & Artie Shaw Edlavitch Washington DC Jewish Community Center 1529 16th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20036
202-518-9400 8 to 10 pm

We'll be doing this special show (only DC performance!) in the newly-renovated Cafritz Hall at the JCC.  It's going to…

Paying tribute to a few of my heroes... 

Friday, November 8 , 2019 Tribute to Benny Goodman & Artie Shaw The legendary jazz clarinetist Pee Wee Russell once said, "There's plenty of money to be made playing jazz clarinet.  Problem is, Benny Goodman has already made all of it." As a clarinetist, it should come as no surprise that two of my biggest influences are Benny Goodman and Artie Shaw, two towering giants of the Swing Era.  Well, I'm excited to report that my next show at one of…

Spreading the klez (and more...) 

Monday, October 21 , 2019 Annapolis, Baltimore, and more! I can't say enough good things about Keystone Korner, Baltimore's (relatively) new high-end jazz club.  Great sound, great food, great staff.  It's just a fabulous place -- both to perform and to go hear music.  I've been doing plenty of both lately!
Wednesday, October 23 -- Seth Kibel & The Kleztet  Keystone Korner  1350 Lancaster Street  Baltimore, MD  21231  410-946-6726  Two…

Listening to me play is better for you than vaping 

Monday, October 7, 2019 Annapolis, Baltimore, and more! Hi there, folks!

This is always a busy time of year for whistle-blowers like me!  Check for my complete schedule, but here are two October gigs that I'd really like EVERYONE to attend!

Friday, October 18 -- Seth Kibel & The Kleztet
333 Coffeehouse
Annapolis Friends Meeting House
351 DuBois Road
Annapolis, MD  21401
7:30 to 9:30 pm
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Clarinet-infested Baltimore (and Warrenton)! 

Monday, August 5, 2019 Keystone Korner Back in June, I became the first artist to bring klezmer to Baltimore's new high-end jazz club, Keystone Korner.  Anyhow, it was a smashing success!  This club is truly something special -- great sound, great staff, amazing food.  It's a splendid listening room.

So...we're doing it again!

Wednesday, August 7 -- Seth Kibel & The Kleztet
Keystone Korner
1350 Lancaster Street
Baltimore, MD  21231
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Keystone Korner! 

Friday, June 14, 2019 Keystone Korner If you haven't already heard, the Harbor East neighborhood in Baltimore is the new home for Keystone Korner, one of the most storied clubs in jazz history.  Based in San Francisco from 1972 through 1983, NEA Jazz Master Todd Barkan has decided to relaunch his fabled club in Charm City, with help from famed chef Robert Wiedmaier.

The club's been open just a little over the month, and I'm SUPER EXCITED …

Tiny Desk Contest Video 

Monday, April 15, 2019 Tiny Desk Contest Video As always, a plethora of various performances coming up in the next few weeks.  Check my online calendar for all the details. the "how do I waste a full seven minutes and 36 seconds of my day" department...'s my rather bizarre entry for this year's Tiny Desk Contest, brought to you by the good folks at NPR Music.   "Tiny Descant" by Seth Kibel (NPR Tiny Desk