April 14, 2013 – Ethio Cali Ensemble Live – The Blue Whale, Downtown Los Angeles, CA

Playing drum kit and providing original material for Ethio Cali Ensemble live at Blue Whale on Sunday, April 14. Ethio Cali is a Los Angeles-based Ethiopian jazz ensemble led by trumpeter/arranger/composer Todd Simon and featuring a cast of the finest musicians from Southern California. The ensemble’s sublime sound is inspired by the Golden Age of Ethiopian music of the 1960’s and 70’s, filtered through a lens that is uniquely Los Angeles and roots-inspired.  Acknowledging the diverse musical foundations of Ethio-jazz, the ensemble also draws inspiration from the rhythmic and melodic textures of Sudan, Somalia, Ghana, and Columbia.

ethiowhale-414_SHAREEthio Cali Ensemble is:

Todd Simon – Trumpet / Flugelhorn / Music Director
Kamasi Washington – Tenor Saxophone
Randal Fisher – Tenor Saxophone
Alan Lightner – Steel Pan / Percussion
Mark de Clive-Lowe – Piano
Itai Shapira – Guitar
Patrick Bailey – Bass Guitar
Steve Haney – Percussion
Te’Amir Sweeney – Percussion
Dexter Story – Drums

Ethio Cali Ensemble Live
Sunday, April 14, 2013
The Blue Whale
123 Astronaut E S Onizuka Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012
(213) 620-0908


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