Seth Kibel & Friends: Salute to Irving Berlin

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

Seth Kibel is one of the Mid-Atlantic’s premier woodwind specialists, working with some of the best bands in jazz, swing, klezmer and more.  Wowing audiences on clarinet, saxophone, and flute, Seth has made a name for himself in the Washington/Baltimore region, and beyond. He has been the featured performer with The Kleztet, Bay Jazz Project, Music Pilgrim Trio, The Natty Beaux, and more.  Winner of 28 Washington Area Music Awards (Wammies), including “Best World Music Instrumentalist” (2003-11) and “Best Jazz Instrumentalist” (2005, 2007-8, 2011-14). His most recent recording, “When You’re Smiling,” was released in 2018 on the Azalea City Recordings record label.  His song “New Waltz” was the Grand Prize winner of 2016 Mid-Atlantic Song Contest (MASC), sponsored by the Songwriters’ Association of Washington (SAW).  When he’s not performing, Seth frequently lectures on a variety of topics in music history for numerous institutions, including the Osher Lifelong Learning programs at Johns Hopkins and Towson Universities


Sunday, November 65:00 PM Cafritz Hall