Ethio Cali

Genre

Jazz
African
Ethiopian Jazz, West African Funk and Afrobeat.

Configurations

Quintet (5)
Sextet (6)
Septet (7)
Octet (8)
Nonet (9)
Dectet (10)

Contact

Todd Simon
818-744-1854

Instrumentation

Trumpet, tenor saxophone, flute, piano, guitar, keyboards, bass, conga, steel drums, hand percussions and drum set; Upon request: Trombone, violin, viola and cello

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About

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 1960s and ‘70s, 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 of Sudan, Somalia, Ghana, Columbia and other parts of the African diaspora.