#HodgePodgeLA Seasonal Mix: Spring pt. 2

Here’s the 2nd volume with the sounds of Spring compiled by Todd M. Simon. Snuggle up and enjoy the sounds featuring: Monster Rally, Wun Two, Dalton, Gabor Szabo, Stereolab, Brainstory and more! . #HodgePodgeLA will resume every Tuesday @ Apothéke and every 3rd Sunday @ Mayfair Hotel at a future time.

Spring Events

catch Todd at these upcoming events:


THU 5.9 LA TIMES FOOD BOWL NIGHT MARKET w/ Scot Dallavo @ Grand Park


FRI 5.10 Piña 2 year anniversary w/ Glen Red, Yuki and friends @ El Dorado Bar

SAT 5.11 LA TIMES FOOD BOWL NIGHT MARKET w/ Scott Dallavo @ Grand Park

SUN 5.12 Mother’s Day Jazz Brunch w/ Emile Poree (guitar), JP Maramba (bass), Aaron Steele (drums) @ Hotel Figueroa 10:30am – 2pm

FRI 6.15 #HodgePodgeLA DJ set at Josef LeimBerg live @ Levitt Pavilion LA

Coming up…

I hope 2018 has started off brilliantly for you all.
Here are some upcoming events that you might be interested in (click on images for more info):

Sat Feb 3: all vinyl Jazz DJ set at Melody


Tues Feb 13: Ethio Cali @ The Return of Alalew Mesfin

Return of Ayalew

Sat Feb 17: Ethio Cali @ Extra-Ancestral


Out now: #JazzOn45 Vol.5 Hugh Masekela Special Edition
via Soundcloud
via Mixcloud


Upcoming Events

for RBMA Music Festival NYC - Music of Patrick Adams concert
for RBMA Music Festival NYC

After a successful Spring providing massive horns for Lady Antebellum at the Country Music Awards; performing w/ Bonobo at Coachella and Red Rocks; assembling and directing the Music of Patrick Adams concert for the RBMA Festival NYC and rocking the Broad Stage w/ Ethio Cali (along w/ Mexico68 and Jungle Fire), Todd is ready for a massive summer.
Save these dates and be ready for a good time:

5/25 Hodgepodge #7 feat. Houseshoes, Jimetta Rose, DJ SeanO, Kahlil Cummings, Wes Singerman, Sonido Papichampu, Tracy Wannomae and a very special killer guest!
General Lee’s 475 Gin Ling Way, Los Angeles, CA 90012 FREE 9pm – ?

5/29 Ethio Cali live at LACMA 5905 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036 FREE 12:30pm – 2:30pm

6/3 Members of the Angel City All-Star Brass Band performing w/ Lady Antebellum at theHollywood Bowl 2301 Highland Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 7pm

6/9 Todd Simon DJ set at Friday Funk feat. Gener8r
Lucky Strike 6801 Hollywood Blvd, Ste 143, Los Angeles, California 90028 9pm…

6/18 Todd joins the MAST /\\\ Beat Sessions w/ Aaron Steele on drums
ETA 5630 N Figueroa St, Los Angeles, California 90042 9pm – 12am

6/21 Ethio Cali live at Arts Brookfield/City Beats Wells Fargo Center
Paid parking available in Wells Fargo Center 333 S. Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90071
w/ DJ Anthony Valadez 12pm – ?

7/4 HUGE 4th of JULY celebration feat. the Angel City All-Star Brass Band to be announced…

7/22 Todd will be performing w/ Meklit at Grand Performances 300 & 350 S. Grand Ave 7pm FREE

7/29 Ethio Cali at BLACKLISTED Festival along side Talib Kweli, Beats Antique & Jungle Fire
Los Angeles Historic Park 1245 N Spring St, Los Angeles, CA 90012, USA.

8/6 Todd arranges/directs an LA adaptation of Peter and the Wolf at Grand Performances 300 & 350 S. Grand Ave 3pm & 4:30pm FREE

New #JazzOn45 Mix Available @ Wax Poetics

Check out Todd’s 4th installation of his #JazzOn45 mix series over at Wax Poetics
“Unfortunately, over time,” Todd explains,“critics and certain musicians in the jazz community have put barriers and borders as to what really is jazz. This is ironic considering that pioneers Duke Ellington and Louis Armstrong were not very happy with the classification of music genres. Open up your ears, free your mind, and let everything else follow.”