Sean A. Lane, pianist

Past Dates

Saturday, December 5th, 2015

49 WEST
Lush Life: Billy Strayhorn at 100 - 8 PM & 930PM
49 West Street
Annapolis, MD 21403
410-626-9796
Price: $10

November 29, 2015 will mark the 100th anniversary of the birth of Billy Strayhorn, pianist and composer, and often unsung hero of American jazz. Frequently eclipsed by the imposing shadow of his legendary mentor, Duke Ellington, Billy Strayhorn nonetheless penned numerous classics of the Great American Songbook, including Lush Life, Chelsea Bridge, Daydream, and of course, the Duke Ellington Orchestra’s biggest hit, Take The “A” Train, based on the directions Ellington had given Strayhorn on how to get his apartment. Strayhorn’s life also makes for a fascinating story. He originally aspired to be a classical pianist and composer, and enrolled in the Pittsburgh Musical Institute towards that end. Yet it was there that he was explicitly discouraged from that career path by his professors, who told him, perhaps correctly, that there was simply no future for a black man in classical music. For his entire life, until his premature death from esophageal cancer at age 51, Strayhorn would be faced with similar barriers, whether it was trying to emerge from Ellington’s shadow, or dealing with being an openly gay African-American musician at a time when such a thing was virtually unheard of.

Sean Lane (piano) and Seth Kibel (clarinet, saxophone, flute) are two of the Mid-Atlantic’s leading jazz musicians, performing regularly in leading venues such as The Kennedy Center, Strathmore Hall, Blues Alley, and more. Between the two of them, they’ve released almost a dozen award-winning jazz recordings, and toured the country from New York to New Orleans. Seth has won a total of 25 Washington Area Music Awards (“Wammies”) including six nods as “Best Jazz Instrumentalist.”

This concert will feature Sean and Seth with a variety of musical collaborators, highlighting many of Strayhorn’s compositions, from his well-known hits to little-known musical gems. Historical commentary will provide an insightful context for Strayhorn’s music.

Thursday, December 3rd, 2015

Seth Kibel & Sean Lane - 5:00 PM-7:00 PM
F St NW & 8th St NW
Washington, DC 20004
USA
Price: FREE

Both master musicians, Seth on woodwinds and Sean on piano infuse jazz into classic holiday tunes.

Saturday, November 21st, 2015

Lush Life: Billy Strayhorn at 100 - 8PM & 930PM
407 N Charles St
Baltimore, MD 21201
(410) 385-2638
Price: $15 in Advance $18 at Door

November 29, 2015 will mark the 100th anniversary of the birth of Billy Strayhorn, pianist and composer, and often unsung hero of American jazz. Frequently eclipsed by the imposing shadow of his legendary mentor, Duke Ellington, Billy Strayhorn nonetheless penned numerous classics of the Great American Songbook, including Lush Life, Chelsea Bridge, Daydream, and of course, the Duke Ellington Orchestra’s biggest hit, Take The “A” Train, based on the directions Ellington had given Strayhorn on how to get his apartment. Strayhorn’s life also makes for a fascinating story. He originally aspired to be a classical pianist and composer, and enrolled in the Pittsburgh Musical Institute towards that end. Yet it was there that he was explicitly discouraged from that career path by his professors, who told him, perhaps correctly, that there was simply no future for a black man in classical music. For his entire life, until his premature death from esophageal cancer at age 51, Strayhorn would be faced with similar barriers, whether it was trying to emerge from Ellington’s shadow, or dealing with being an openly gay African-American musician at a time when such a thing was virtually unheard of.

Sean Lane (piano) and Seth Kibel (clarinet, saxophone, flute) are two of the Mid-Atlantic’s leading jazz musicians, performing regularly in leading venues such as The Kennedy Center, Strathmore Hall, Blues Alley, and more. Between the two of them, they’ve released almost a dozen award-winning jazz recordings, and toured the country from New York to New Orleans. Seth has won a total of 25 Washington Area Music Awards (“Wammies”) including six nods as “Best Jazz Instrumentalist.”

This concert will feature Sean and Seth with a variety of musical collaborators, highlighting many of Strayhorn’s compositions, from his well-known hits to little-known musical gems. Historical commentary will provide an insightful context for Strayhorn’s music.

Sunday, November 15th, 2015

"Lush Life" Billy Strayhorn at 100 - 5:00
900 South Carolina Avenue SE
Washington, DC
USA
202-255-2180
Price: $20 Advance Donation $25 at the Door

Sean Lane & Seth Kibel present "Lush Life" Billy Strayhorn at 100

Billy Strayhorn, a brilliant composer and pianist who served as Duke Ellington's right-hand man for much of his career, penning, among other things, Duke's biggest hit, "Take The A-Train."  Sean Lane (piano) and Seth Kibel (clarinet, saxophone, flute) are two of the Mid-Atlantic’s leading jazz musicians, performing regularly in leading venues such as The Kennedy Center, Strathmore Hall, Blues Alley, and more.  Between the two of them, they’ve released almost a dozen award-winning jazz recordings, and toured the country from New York to New Orleans.  Seth has won a total of 25 Washington Area Music Awards (“Wammies”) including six nods as “Best Jazz Instrumentalist.”  This concert will feature Sean and Seth with a variety of musical collaborators, highlighting many of Strayhorn’s compositions, from his well-known hits to little-known musical gems.

Thursday, November 12th, 2015

Girls Night Out! - 6-9PM
Central Ave.
Davidsonville, MD 21035
USA
410 798-5000
Price: FREE

Friday, November 6th, 2015

Homestead Gardens
Holiday Preview Party - 6 - 9 p.m.
743 W Central Ave,
Davidsonville, MD 21035
USA
Price: FREE

Monday, October 5th, 2015

Oktober Fest at Les Folies Brasserie
6-8 p.m.
Annapolis, Maryland
United States

Enjoy "oompah" music Sean Lane style. Joining Sean is Seth Kibel and special guest Jay Miles on tuba! Reservations suggested (410) 573-0970

Sunday, October 4th, 2015

Family Fun Day at Kogod Courtyard - Noon - 3 p.m.
750 9th St NW
Washington, DC 20560
(202) 633-1000
Price: FREE

Thursday, October 1st, 2015

Lunchtime Concert Series
12 noon - 1 p.m.
Tawes Garden
Annapolis, MD
Price: FREE