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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
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“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.”

Upcoming Performances/Appearances

 

Thursday, Mar 2 – Todd’s Birthday Hodgepodge Jam @ General Lee’s

Saturday, Mar 4 – Sinkane @ Bootleg Theater

Monday, Mar 6 – Sinkane live on Conan

Thurs, Mar 16 – David Axelrod Tribute w/ Ethio Cali @ Blue Whale

Fri, Mar 31 – DJ set & EthioCali horns w/ Break Beats @ Lost Knight

Fri, April 7 – Ethio Cali live at Sharon Jones Tribute @ Regent

Wednesday, April 12 – Bonobo @ Fox Theater (Oakland)

Friday, April 14 – Bonobo @ Coachella

Monday, April 17 – Bonobo @ Ace Theater

Friday, April 21 – Bonobo @ Coachella

Saturday, May 13 – Ethio Cali @ Broad Stage (w/ Jungle Fire)

Upcoming Events

Fall is amongst us. With the change of seasons comes a plethora of fun events that I am proud to be a part of:

TONIGHT! 9/20 @ La Cita:

The Official Daptone Afterparty feat. Saun & Starr
I’l be spinning some of my favorite 45’s

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https://www.facebook.com/events/1410231572608897/

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Wednesday, Oct. 5th & Skirball Cultural Center:

Meklit: This Was Made Here 
Looking forward to being a guest musician with the celebrated Bay Area based Ethio Jazz vocalist, Meklit.
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https://www.facebook.com/events/1093777227367456/

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Sunday, Oct. 9th @ the Echoplex:

The Budos Band
I’ll be playing the whole set with these guys!
They promise no vintage organs will be destroyed.

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https://www.facebook.com/events/749157885226458/

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Wednesday, Oct. 19th @ El Rey:

Quantic Live with Jimetta Rose and The Great Unknown & KUČKA
I’ll be sitting in with my longtime hermano/collaborator and his all-star ensemble.

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https://www.facebook.com/events/1055157314519589/

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Sunday, Oct.30th & ??? A secret show…

Summer 2016 Live Events

Summer 2016 is on FIYAH:
June 18th – DJing at General Lee’s Cocktail House w/ SeanO (FREE)
June 19th (2:30am) – playing some horn w/ Deejay Mza at The JAZZMOOV Reunion
June 25th – Ethio Cali at Tia Chucha’s Centro Cultural & Bookstore 11th Annual Celebrating Words Festival (Pacoima City Hall – Free)
June 25th – directing an all-star jazz ensemble at Classical Remix: The Jazz Session w/ Ndugu Chancler, Justo Almario, Phil Ranelin + more (Grand Performances – FREE)
June 30th – #HODGEPODGE no. 4 at General Lee’s Cocktail House w/ Jeremy Sole. William Bensussen, Te’Amir, Sheila Govindarajan, Randal Fisher, Brian Akio Martinez, Rocío Contreras, Sasha Ali, #DjJazzabella + more (FREE)
June 31st – secret show…
July 21st – Ethio Cali at Mark de Clive-Lowe/Sean O’s #wepresentChurch at OSSO DTLA
August 24-25 – Ethio Cali w/ DJ’s & Beatmakers at blue whale
August 27th – Ethio Cali ‘Jamaican’ set at the Afro Funke’ Levitt Pavilion Pasadena partay!!! (FREE)