Born: August 17, 1974 Primary Instrument: Sax, tenor
On his first solo album, The Great Pretender, tenor saxophonist Seth Kibel brings his raucous, blues-drenched sound to 10 songs with support from some of the most skilled artists in the Mid-Atlantic and beyond.
Adding their talents to two of Seth’s original tunes and eight of his creative arrangements are European blues star Eugene “Hideaway” Bridges, boogie-woogie pianist Daryl Davis, blues diva Melanie Mason, D.C. guitar legend Dave Chappell, legendary keyboardist (Starland Vocal Band, Mary Chapin Carpenter) Jon Carroll, jazz pianist Sean Lane, rocker Billy Coulter, dobro-ist Dave Giegerich, bassist Sam Goodall, and drummers Mark Lucas and Joe Wells. The covers include dramatic re-interpretations of songs by Bob Dylan, Tom Waits, Duke Ellington and The Kinks....
Awards:Winner of 17 Washington Area Music Awards (Wammies), including "Best World Music Instrumentalist" (2003-8) and "Best Jazz Instrumentalist" (2005, 2007-8).
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