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)

New Dub Remix

Check out Todd’s latest Dub remix of Dexter Story’s “Sidet Eskemeche” off of the recently released Wondem Remixed project: 

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





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 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)

Bandcamp’s BC Weekly feat. Dexter Story & Kid Gusto

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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 EPTwo 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