Back to All Events

Ethio Cali

Ethio Cali is a Los Angeles-based Ethio-Jazz ensemble, led by trumpeter, arranger, and composer Todd Simon. 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. Acknowledging the diverse musical foundations of Ethio-Jazz, the ensemble also draws inspiration from the rhythmic and melodic textures across Africa, Central/Latin America and the Caribbean.

Ethio Cali features:

Todd Simon – Trumpet, Flugelhorn, Music Director

Randal Fisher – Tenor Saxophone, Baritone Saxophone, Flute

Tylana Renga – Violin

Alan Lightner – Steel Pan

Kibrom Birhane – Keys and Vocals

Nadav Peled – Guitar

Brandon Owens – Bass

Kahlil Cummings – Percussion

Te’Amir Yohannes Sweeney – Drums


Later Event: June 22
Joshua White Quartet