|Born||14 March 1935|
|Origin||Addis Ababa, Ethiopia|
|Died||4 April 2016 (aged 81)|
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
|Genres||Ethiopian music, jazz|
|Associated acts||The Ex, Either/Orchestra, Addis Ababa Municipality Band|
Gétatchèw Mèkurya (Amharic: ጌታቸው መኩሪያ) (14 March 1935 – 4 April 2016) was an Ethiopian jazz saxophonist. Mekurya reached an international audience when his album Negus of Ethiopian Sax was re-released as part of the Ethiopiques CD series. Mekurya's playing style has been compared to free jazz.
References[change | change source]
- "The Ex".
- According to the official The Ex website and the Bimhuis website, both retrieved 4 April 2016.
- Nickson, Chris. "Ethiopiques, Vol. 14: Negus of Ethiopian Sax (Review)". Allmusic. Retrieved 2010-11-23.
- Nate Chinen (April 11, 2016). "Getatchew Mekurya, Ethiopian Jazz Saxophonist, Dies at 81". The New York Times.