Hailu Mergia Trio

Co-Presented with Dismal Niche, the Left Field Series features adventurous musical moments that celebrate the avant-garde tradition of expression outside the confines of convention. Stretch your ears and try something new.

77 year old band leader and Ethiopian jazz legend Hailu Mergia sound blends traditional Ethiopian melodies with American-inspired jazz and funk. Mergia and his band were one of the most beloved and successful acts in Ethiopian history. Since returning to the stage 10 years ago, Mergia and his band have performed all over the world including Montreal Jazz Festival, the Kennedy Center and Radio City Music Hall receiving stellar reviews for their high energy performances. This will be Mergia’s first ever performance in Missouri.

Saturday, Nov. 16, 2024

Left Field Series

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Hailu Mergia Trio

Hailu Mergia: Fender Rhodes, Synthesizers & Accordion
Alemseged Kebede: Bass
Kenneth Joseph: Drums

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