Inwood Coffeehouse

Friday March 13, 2009 • Doors Open 7:30 PM

Seth Kibel and The Bay Jazz Project

Seth Kibel ~ sax, clarinet and flute Brian Simms ~ keyboard
Bob Abbott ~ bass Wes Crawford ~ drums

Seth Kibel
[sax, clarinet and flute] has been performing professionally for over 20 years in the Washington/Baltimore area. He has been in demand as a sideman and as a bandleader performing in such diverse genres as jazz, rock, blues, swing, klezmer, dixieland, and classical music. Besides fronting the Bay Jazz Project, Seth has performed with such notables as Sam Moore (Sam & Dave), Percy Sledge, The Coasters, and Johnnie Johnson. Since 2002, he has been on the faculty of the ElderHostel program at the Peabody Conservatory in Baltimore. He has also lectured extensively on klezmer, jazz, swing, the big band era, and other related musical topics at Peabody, Goucher College, and elsewhere.

Bob Abbott [bass] is a freelance bass player, composer, and arranger in the Baltimore / Washington area. He has been an anchor in the Bay Jazz Project a "WAMMIE" (Washington Area Music Association annual award for best musicians in the region) nominated jazz group for the past 3 years (2005, 2006, 2007.) His performance experiences range from local community festivals to performing at national political and social events.

Brian Simms [keyboard] has also performed and recorded with Indigo Girls, Patty Reese, Billy Coulter, Chopteeth, Lisa Moscatiello, Doug Segree, Eric Scott, Deanna Bogart and Kelly Bell Band. In addition to writing and producing for Junkyard Saints, Brian has performed with and produced many Baltimore/DC area artists. His accordion, keyboard and vocals can be heard on many commercials and radio spots up and down the East Coast.

Wes Crawford [drums] demonstrated an interest in drums since the age of four and began his professional career after graduating with a B.S. in Psychology at Virginia Tech. Soon thereafter, he began performing drumset with the extraordinary Jazz / R&B singer Jane L. Powell, a musical association that lasted eleven years. The group toured throughout the United States openning for acts such as Ray Charles, Melba Moore, Freddie Jackson, Lou Rawls, The Crusaders, Joan Jett, Ernie Watts, and Paula Poundstone, and occasionally performed alongside artists such as Tony Bennett, O.C. Smith, and Dorothy Moore.

Check out the music video collage on the Bay Jazz Project Home page


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