Metro Presents: Ethio Cali-style jazz at Union Station on September 12

Ethio Cali, a Los Angeles based Ethio-jazz band, will perform at Union Station on Friday, September 12. The performance will take place from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. in the Fred Harvey Room.

The band will perform two 45-minute sets starting at 8:15 p.m. and 9:15 p.m. DJ Jeremy Sole of KCRW/theLIFT will open for the band. The performance is free to the public and dancing will be welcome.

Union Station is accessible via Metro Rail, Metro Bus and several municipal bus lines. Use the Trip Planner at metro.net for routes and connections. Car and bicycle parking are also available on site. Directions and parking information are available here.

Ethio Cali is led by trumpeter, arranger, and composer Todd Simon. The ensemble’s sound is inspired by the golden age of Ethiopian music of the 1960s and 70s, filtered through a lens that is uniquely Los Angeles. The ensemble also draws inspiration from the rhythmic and melodic textures of Sudan, Somalia, Ghana, and Colombia.