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)
Check out Todd’s latest Dub remix of Dexter Story’s “Sidet Eskemeche” off of the recently released Wondem Remixed project:
I am very excited to join the stage tonight with one of the young Ethio-Jazz greats, Meklit.
We’ll be performing at the Skirball Cultural Center.
You can read more about the concert here:
Interview with Captivating Ethiopian American Artist Meklit
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
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.
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.
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.
Sunday, Oct.30th & ??? A secret show…
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)
Catch a special live trumpet/DJ set
this Saturday from 12-2pm online at www.soulcircleradio.com
or in person at Delicious Pizza – 5419 W Adams Blvd. LA, CA 90016
I’ll be spinning some African Funk, #jazzon45 in addition to some new nuggets that have surfaced.
Check out my recent DJ set at the new LA party called NuTropic located at the Short Stop (brought to you by DJ’s Seano, Mano, & Maple Syrup.
This was a special night sharing the decks with my homies Ohmega Watts (who’s NuTropic mix can be found here) and Chico Mann. Word on the street is the three of us will connect again for this. Looking forward to it!
it’s been an amazing ride providing horns for awesome musicians and listeners. here’s a mix of some recent releases that I’ve worked on:
This week’s BC Weekly over at Bandcamp features some excellent new music from many artists I’ve never heard before.
I’m excited that the mix features some new music that I worked on. Two projects that are dear to my heart: Dexter Story’s Wondem and Kid Gusto’s Right Place EP. Two special doses of music therapy for you soul.
In an interview with Andrew Jervis, Dexter Story recalls stories explaining how the trumpet began his first instrument and the current state of LA’s thriving music scene.
Also in the mix is some new Contact Field Orchestra (my Ethio Cali brother, Damon Aaron) and the recently new Hailu Mergia produced by Max Whitefield of the Poets Of Rhythm.
Enjoy! ~ Todd