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Seth Kibel - The Jews of American Jazz

Wednesday, April 7, 2021 at 1:00 pm

Wednesdays, April 7, 14, 21, 28 | 1:00pm-2:00pm

In Partnership with Neranenah - Concert & Culture Series, The Martin Pear JCC, and The Osher Marin Jewish Community Center

Take a musical journey with musician and lecturer Seth Kibel.  He’ll examine the personalities, lives and careers of Jewish-American musicians -- including Benny Goodman, Artie Shaw, Stan Getz, Terry Gibbs, and others -- whose pioneering contributions shaped this uniquely American genre of jazz music.  The classic recordings, video clips, and "live" performances from the instructor will make this course swing like the music itself!

Meet Seth Kibel
When he's not performing, Seth Kibel 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.  

Seth Kibel is one of the Mid-Atlantic’s premier woodwind specialists, working with some of the best bands in klezmer, jazz, swing, and more.  Wowing audiences on clarinet, saxophone, and flute, Seth has made a name for himself in the Washington/Baltimore region, and beyond. He is 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). 


This event is supported in part by the Maryland State Arts Council (