Recording of their concert on 12/1/21
2021 Family Jam Hanukkah Celebration with Seth Kibel, Michael Raitzyk, Rebekah Geller, and Will Kibel!
Seth Kibel -- clarinet, flute, saxophone
Michael Raitzyk -- electric guitar
Rebekah Geller -- violin
Will Kibel -- piano, cajon
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).
Michael Raitzyk is a longtime Baltimore guitarist and has been involved with many cool projects. One of those projects has been an immersion into the world of Klezmer music. As co-leader of Charm City Klezmer, Raitzyk arranged, composed, and led the ensemble for 15 years, including a monthly gig at the now defunct NYC jazz club Tonic. CCK was recorded on a compilation CD entitled “Live At The Tonic” on John Zorn’s Tzadik label.
Rebekah Geller has been playing the violin for 5/6th’s of her life. She started with a 1/10th size violin at age three, and worked her way up to a full size one at her current age of seventeen. She is a member of the Baltimore Symphony Youth Orchestra, The Park School Jazz Ensemble and co-leader of Seeds of Joy, a duo project with her dad.
Will Kibel is currently in the 11th grade at the McDonogh School. He is a multi-instrumental who, in addition to performing with his father, makes electronic music under the name "Audix."
Streaming cost is $10
Donations are welcomed