Haile Selassie H.I.M., Emperor of Ethiopia. Photo courtesy of Fowler Museum, UCLA / TODD SIMON performes Ethio Jazz, August 14th, 2011
The Emperor on his way to hear the Duke. (Duke Ellington and his orchestra play for the Emperor of Ethiopia. Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 1973 University of Arkansas Libraries, Fayetteville) courtesy of the Fowler Museum.
by Todd Simon (Trumpeter / Arranger)
Todd Simon’s Ethio Cali Ensemble features:
TODD SIMON [trumpet/flugelhorn]
MARK DE CLIVE-LOWE [keys]
KAMASI WASHINGTON [sax]
KIRUBEL ASSEFA [bass]
ALAN LIGHTNER [percussion/steel drums]
WOODY JACKSON [guitar]
DEXTER STORY [drums]
KELELA MIZANEKRISTOS [vocals]
DJ Sonny Abegaze starts the set with traditional Ethiopian Jazz.
@ Fowler Museum at UCLA
August 14th (4pm – 7pm)