Ethiopia has long been a land of exceptional musicianship and innovative hybrid styles, infusing influences from all four corners of the globe. Nine-piece Ethio-Jazz ensemble, The JAzmaris pay tribute to this music, unique in its sound, skill and scale structure, through combining a mix of original compositions with those of the great Ethiopian composers who have come before them.
The group was established by pianist Daniel Atlaw Seifu, a professionally trained Ethiopian jazz, traditional and contemporary musician who graduated from the Yared School of Music in Ethiopia’s capital, Addis Ababa. Before arriving in Australia in 2007, Daniel was a resident musician, composer, arranger and teacher at the Ethiopian National Theatre.
JAzmaris are fronted by energetic dancer & singer Seble Girma, representing the varying regional costumes & dances of Ethiopia. She is backed by a horn & rhythm section made up a mix of Australian and Ethiopian musicians based in Melbourne.
02 - JAzmaris - Birtukane (6:10)
03 - JAzmaris - Aha Gedawo (6:06)
04 - JAzmaris - Lantchi Biye (1:57)
05 - Seble Girma & JAzmaris - Tawsha Enure [Live Art centre Melbourne] (5:09)
06 - Seble Girma & JAzmaris - Far from Ambasel [Live Art centre Melbourne] (8:21)
07 - JAzmaris - Yemaleda Wof (6:26)
08 - JAzmaris feat. Ting - Jasmine (6:13)
Daniel Atlaw Seifu
1. Daniel Danny Seifu - 01 [My Beauty] (6:41)
2. Daniel Danny Seifu - 02 (7:16)
3. Daniel Danny Seifu - 03 (4:43)
4. Daniel Danny Seifu - 04 (4:58)
5. Daniel Danny Seifu - 05 (7:04)