Started in 1989, Simba’s eight members work throughout the New England area as soloists, accompanying other artists and doing recording work. Simba is where they bring their personal creative talents together.
The band has evolved into a high-energy dance band, drawing upon African, reggae, Caribbean, Latin, jazz and funk influences to create their own unique and vibrant sound. Simba features several multi-instrumentalists allowing their sound to range from guitar/horn section funk to Caribbean steel drum, from West African balafon grooves and hand percussion to jazz sextet and even klezmer orchestra.
The members include: Dan DeWalt, Johnny Yuma, Steve Sonntag, Charlie Schneeweis, Derrik Jordan and Steve Leicach.
The concert is $10 per person and proceeds go to the Grafton Fund, a giving program of the non-profit Windham Foundation. For those who have dinner at the Inn’s restaurant or pub that evening, the concert is Free.
Phelps Barn is part of The Old Tavern and located on Main Street in Grafton Village. Reservations for dinner in the main dining room are appreciated and can be made by calling 802.843.2231, or just walk in for the pub menu at Phelps Barn.
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The Windham Foundation is a nonprofit organization based in Grafton, Vermont whose mission is to promote Vermont's rural communities. Our businesses: The Old Tavern at Grafton inn, Grafton Village Cheese, Retreat Farm.