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