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Haile Selassie H.I.M., Emperor of Ethiopia. Photo courtesy of Fowler Museum, UCLA / TODD SIMON performes Ethio Jazz, August 14th, 2011

Posted in Ethiopian Jazz, photography, Todd Simon on August 10, 2011 by Listen Recovery

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)

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http://www.toddsimonmusic.com/

Todd Simon is a trumpeter, composer, and arranger, well-versed in the Ethiopian Jazz tradition, having performed with Mulatu Astatke for the inaugural Mochilla Timeless concert series. On this special occasion, Todd joins forces with friends for an afternoon of Ethiopian rhythms and melodies, paying homage to the golden era of Ethiopian Jazz, along with original compositions from Todd’s forthcoming project.

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)