(21W2) The Great Jewish Jazz Musicians, Part 2: Stan Getz, Mel Lewis, Terry Gibbs, and more

January 27th, 2021, 8:00 pm - 9:15 pm

Stanley Gayetski, better known as Stan Getz, was a giant of the tenor saxophone, whose career landed him in the forefront of several important phases of American jazz history — the Swing Era, Bebop, Bossa Nova, and Jazz Fusion.  Melvin Sokoloff (Mel Lewis) and Julius Gubenko (Terry Gibbs) are somewhat lesser-known, but also highly influential Jewish-American jazz giants.  Classic recordings, video clips, and “live” performances from the instructor will make this course swing like the music itself!

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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.  Gifted 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).  When he’s not performing, Seth frequently lectures on a variety of topics in music history for diverse institutions, including the Osher Lifelong Learning programs at Johns Hopkins and Towson Universities.  For more information visit www.sethkibel.com