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About Girma

Girma Woldemichael is an Ethiopian-born saxophonist, clarinetist and flutist residing in Toronto. Girma started his musical career in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia where he played with renowned vocalists including Alemayehu Eshete,  Aster Aweke and Mahmoud Ahmed.

Girma's musical journey started with the the municipality of Addis Ababa marching band as lead clarinetist.  He has gone on to perform professionally with several bands including the Shebelle Band, the Ethio Stars Band, Millennium Band, Admas band and now the Barnes and Woldemichael Quartet.

Girma has worked with many of Ethiopia's most beloved artists including Mahmoud Ahmed, Alemayehu Eshete, Wubshet Fisseha, Aster Aweke, Mulatu Astatke, Ali Birra, Kuku Sebsebe, Getachew Kassa, Tewodros Taddesse, Bezawork Asfaw, Neway Debebe, Tsehaye Yohannes, Shambel Belayneh, Hamelmal Abate, Ephrem Tamiru, Teshome Wolde and Dawit Melese.

He has played professionally in many cities in Canada and the United States,  Ethiopia and elsewhere in Africa, the Middle East, Europe, as well as Australia and New Zealand.

Girma continues to play wonderful music including EthioJazz in collaboration with other talented jazz musicians in Toronto and visiting musicians from abroad.

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