Check out Todd’s latest Dub remix of Dexter Story’s “Sidet Eskemeche” off of the recently released Wondem Remixed project:
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.
Enjoy! ~ Todd
Thank you for visiting my site.
I’ve been blessed with a musically-rich life! The past few years have been unreal: working with the likes of Kelis, Blur, Quantic, my Ethiopian-Jazz ensemble Ethio Cali, and so much more.
This month I’m celebrating two musician friends who are very dear to me. The first is the young arranger/woodwind master, Sly 5th Ave. I’m fortunate to co-produce an exciting tribute to Dr. Dre, assembling a 30-piece orchestra for Sly.
LA has been proud of a recent release from our brother, Dexter Story, called Wondem on Soundway Records. We have an exciting intimate performance of music from this incredible record.
Here are some special events coming up:
Saturday, Nov. 21, 7:30pm-11pm
CALIFORNIA LOVE- A 30-Piece Orchestral Tribute
Celebrating the music DR. DRE @EbellTheatre
Wilshire Ebell Theatre 4401 W 8th St, Los Angeles, CA 90005
Link to Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/1217518684931743/
Tuesday, Nov. 24, 10pm
Radio Afrique returns with a special live performance by Dexter Story & Wondem. Presenting new music from the recent Soundway Records release.
Happening upstairs at General Lee’s in Chinatown.
Percussion: Carlos Niño
Drums: Te’Amir Sweeney
Bass: Patrick Bailey
Guitar: Michael McTaggart
Keys: Mark de Clive-Lowe
Tenor Saxophone: Randal Fisher
Trumpet: Todd Simon
Keys / Guitar: Dexter Story
Vocals: Dustin Warren (Godfrey at Large)
TUESDAY, November 24
DJ’s: RANI D & SON ZOO
FREE / 10pm-2am
475 Gin Ling Way
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Radio Afrique hosts sublime gatherings celebrating the diversity and richness of music found in the various regions of Africa. desert blues, angola soul, ethio jazz, and nigerian disco are some of the genres amplified on these special nights.