(22W8) Jews of Tin Pan Alley (Wednesdays 23 Mar – 6 Apr)

March 23rd, 2022 - April 6th, 2022, 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm

The recording of session #1 is at: https://youtu.be/QjnTEJ9DHNs

The recording of session #2 is at https://youtu.be/nDCKGULTHZU

The recording of session #3 is at https://youtu.be/IDZckAS1Hpo


The Jews of Tin Pan Alley: An exploration of the lives and music of celebrated Jewish songwriters, whose achievements would come to dominate that body of work known as the “Great American Songbook.”  We’ll discuss the lives, careers, and music of such luminaries as the Brothers Gershwin, Jerome Kern, Irving Berlin, Harold Arlen, and more.  Classic recordings, rare video clips, and “live” performances from the instructor will make this program as exciting as 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.  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).  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.  For more information, visit www.sethkibel.com.