Azalea City Recordings artist Jesse Palidofsky writes and performs original songs that stimulate the mind and touch the heart. A native of Detroit, he has shared stages with folk luminaries such as Pete Seeger, Bob Franke, Anne Hills, Brother Sun, the Ronstadt Family Band, SONIA, Kim and Reggie Harris, Magpie and more. A winner of numerous awards in the Mid-Atlantic Songwriting Contest, his tune I Am An Immigrant was the number one song on the international Folk Radio DJ charts in November of 2015. Jesse was the number four overall artist on the Folk Radio charts in December of that year--and his recording Dancing Toward the Light was the number five CD. Jesse has performed his music at the Hugh's Room in Toronto, the National Theatre, the Washington Folk Festival, and on the sloop Clearwater with Pete Seeger. He has played blues piano at the Smithsonian National Folklife Festival and at the Kennedy Center. Lots more information about Jesse at his web site www.jessepal.net.
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). His most recent recording, Seth Kibel Presents: Songs of Snark & Despair, was released in 2017 on the Azalea City Recordings record label. This album is a collections of songs, with music and lyrics by Seth, written in direct response to the 2016 Presidential election and the events that followed, and features an all-star cast of vocalists and instrumentalists from throughout the Mid-Atlantic region.
A native of Washington DC, bass player Scott Giambusso has performed for over forty years with various shows, bands and theaters including The Glenn Miller Orchestra and The Modernaires, The Peter Duchin Orchestra, The Ink Spots, The Tokens, Rory (Disney Channel), Charlie Byrd, Susannah McCorkle, Keely Smith & John Colianni (accompanist for Mel Torme) to name a few. Giambusso's home base is just about every major hotel lounge or club in the area. In one week he played in a Dixieland trio, a reggae band, a funk rock group, a five-piece swing band and two jazz trios for private and public gatherings. His concert hall can be the Ronald Reagan Building, Inwood Coffeehouse or a bar mitzvah reception on the deck of a boat. The variety of the music he plays is what pleases Giambusso most. "It's different every time, not like written music ... There's been an incredible evolution of diverse rhythmic styles in the last 40 years. My musical goal is to play any style. I figure by the time I die, I'll be pretty good."