Solomon Sisay is a world-class musician who shot to fame after being the chosen saxophone player for Axumite Band, a legendary outfit in Ethiopia. Solomon has since continued his legacy, playing alongside the greats such as Mahmoud Ahmed, Aleymehu Eshete, Ali Bira, Tsegaye Eshetu and with many of the young, up and coming Ethiopian music stars.
In November 2019, Solomon Sisay launched his debut album, Sitota as part of the Due West Arts Festival. The launch was a sell out and the album has become one of the most talked about releases within Ethiopia. Written by Solomon and fellow Ethiopian artist Nhatty Man ናቲ ማን, Sitota (meaning gift in Amharic) is a tribute to the Ethio-Jazz modes endemic to their homeland and is a fitting salute to the saxophone’s role within Ethiopian Jazz.