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Virtual Kids Singalong

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Flo's Facebook Pages, Washington

Hiya Friends!

Are you stir crazy yet? Need a break from homeschooling your kids? Been alone for so long that you find yourself reverting to childhood? You're in luck! Come join me for another Virtual Live Kids Singalong this Friday, June 26th at 1 PM EST! This show is FREE but tips/donations are greatly appreciated :)

HOW TO VIEW I'll be singing classic kids songs so come on over to my Facebook Page (http://www.facebook.com/floanito) and sing with me! I will be crossposting the singalong on my music page (http://www.facebook.com/FloAnitoMusic) as well so you should be able to tune in from either page. This show is free so no fancy logins or passwords are required but if you like what you hear, feel free to leave a virtual tip in one of my virtual tip jars! Your tips are greatly appreciated :)

VIRTUAL TIP JARS: http://www.venmo.com/Flo-Anito http://www.paypal.me/floanito

JOIN THE PARTY If you know you'll be attending and that your child loves one song in particular, feel free to send me your child's name and request ahead of time. If I see your child's name, I'll be sure to include them in the hello/goodbye songs - every now and then live comments don't come through so if you want to guarantee you're included in the songs, letting me know ahead of time is a good safety measure ;) Please let me know that you're there in real time as well by leaving comments, giving a wave, or making a request - it's fun to give shout outs during the show and I love hearing who's listening and from where during the show. For the first singalong, we had kids from 3 different continents watching!

PREPARE FOR THE PARTY If you have percussion instruments hanging around the house (that could anything from egg shakers to rattles, to a pot and a wooden spoon), fee free to bring those out ahead of time. Even if your little one is too young to sing, they can shake along with the music - especially during the Baby Jam!

SHARE THE PARTY I would love to make a party out of this so feel free to invite friends, relatives, and coworkers so we can all sing together :)

IN CASE YOU DON'T KNOW ME My name is Flo Anito and I'm a full time musician based in Washington, DC who studied Music at Wesleyan University. I'm a singer/songwriter who writes jazzy pop music for keys and guitar, I sing in a jazz project, and I teach students aged 5-adult piano, guitar, and voice. I'm the middle of 5 children so I grew up around a lot of kids and I love them! I used to do a lot of story hours, baby/toddler music classes and birthday parties so this singalong will be geared toward younger kids but everyone is welcome to join in the fun including grown up kids ;) Hope to see you Friday!

Seth Kibel Quintet, Featuring Flo Anito Live at Blue House (Virtual Event)

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Blue House Productions Comes to You!

No tickets or registration required! Simply go here at 7:30 pm on Sunday, June 28: https://www.facebook.com/covidsessions/ or https://www.youtube.com/user/bluehouse589/videos

Seth Kibel -- clarinet, saxophone, flute Flo Anito -- vocals Sean Lane -- piano Bob Abbott -- double bass Wes Crawford -- drums

We ask that anyone who has the means to support these broadcasts consider contributing a cover charge or ticket price - just as you would to see to see these outstanding performers in a club or concert hall. Our suggested amount is $20 per person, but of course, any amount will help - and for those who are able to do more, we welcome that. While these streams can never replace the lost income these performers face, every little bit helps. Contribution options: https://paypal.me/bluehousejeff Venmo @Jeff-Gruber-3
Credit Card https://tinyurl.com/donatebluehouse

The Seth Kibel Quintet, Featuring Flo Anito, will brighten your evening with a 90-minute program of upbeat jazz, swing, and more. Expect lots of familiar classics from the "Great American Songbook," composed by the likes of the Brothers Gershwin, Irving Berlin, Cole Porter, and more. Plus, a few unexpected gems! They will be broadcasting live from the state-of-the-art music production studios of Blue House Productions in Kensington, Maryland. You're welcome to sing along as loud (and as off-key) as you like!

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

Flo Anito is a quirky, clever songwriter with a great big voice, that is in turn, sweet, sultry, powerful, and emotive. Her stage presence is undeniable. Classically trained in Voice, Piano, and Cello, raised on the stages of Summer stock musical theatre, and studying Music under Anthony Braxton and Alvin Lucier at Wesleyan University, Flo's sound is a rare hybrid.

Sean Lane has been described as "a pianist of remarkable lyricism and sensitivity," "a gifted composer", and he and his band have been nominated "Best Jazz Duo-Group" multiple times by the Washington Area Music Association.

Bob Abbott regularly performs with The Kleztet, Bay Jazz Project , Susan Jones, Seth Kibel, Big Band Caliente, and Vladimir Fridman. In 2011 he had the honor of traveling and performing in Croatia and was a guest musician and judge at the Zagreb Guitar Show and 2014 as a clinician and featured performer at the 2nd Annual River Jazz Festival in Croatia. Bob has performed with the late Ruby Glover, tenor sax legend Buck Hill, clinician and alto great Ron Kearns, and recorded with NYC session player Jim Snidero. Bob is an endorsed artist for JanAid Basses, GuitarStrap.It, Acme Bass Speakers & Guardian Pro Cables.

Wes Crawford toured North America and the Caribbean for eleven years with Jazz/Rhythm & Blues song stylist Jane L. Powell (www.JaneLPowell.com ) where he performed on drumset and worked as Road Manager for the group. Since leaving perpetual road life in 1992, Wes has continued as Ms. Powell’s Manager where he oversees her international performance schedule. While performing for Ms. Powell, the group won numerous awards on the college circuit including Entertainer of the Year in 1990. Since settling into the Washington DC/Baltimore region in 1992, Wes has performed and recorded on drumset and hand percussion with numerous musical acts of all styles including Higher Octave/Narada recording artists Shahin & Sepehr, popular saxophonist Ron Holloway, the late legendary Eva Cassidy, Daryl Davis, and many others. He also performs his solo interactive performance, “A Rhythmic Murder Mystery” on electronic percussion for schools, drumming groups, and musical camps.

Virtual Night Market

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Market SW Facebook Page, facebook, Washington

Hey Friends, I'm super excited to be playing the SW Virtual Market this Friday at 5:30 PM EST. I've really been missing my market vendor friends since quarantine so it's cool to work with them again but this time in the virtual world. I hope you can join me for my sets (I play 5:30-6 and 6:10-6:40) and check all the great local artists who are selling their creations! This show will stream from the market's Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/marketsw so come on over and say hello!

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