“Out of the 1000 of other bands that try and play this music, Kalimba is the only one that gets it”
— Sheldon Reynolds ( EWF Guitarist for 14 years )
Kalimba, The Spirit of Earth Wind and Fire is the best Tribute to Earth Wind and Fire in the country. If you close your eyes, they will take you back to the time you heard Earth Wind and Fire for the first time. Based out of the Pacific Northwest, Kalimba has been together since 2011 spawning from the dream of Lead Vocalist, Thomas “Chazz” Smith, started Kalimba with the vision of playing the music that he listened to growing up, Earth Wind and Fire. Since 2011, Kalimba has evolved to a 10 piece group with full horn section, performing the hits including but not limited to, Shining Star, That's the Way of the World, Devotion, Sing a Song, Can't Hide Love, Getaway, Fantasy, Love's Holiday, September, Boogie Wonderland", After the Love Has Gone and Let's Groove just to name a few. Kalimba performs nationally across the country at Casino’s, State Fair’s as well as at the some of the country’s most prestigious Jazz Clubs. In 2013, Sheldon Reynolds, former Earth Wind and Fire guitarist (87-01) reached out to Kalimba to collaborate on certain ventures. As he puts it “out of 1000 other bands that I have heard play this material, Kalimba is the first band that gets it like it’s supposed to be played”. Kalimba is a treat for the eyes and ears. They will take you back in time to your youth and help you to relive memories that occurred when you heard this great music for the first time. They look forward to spreading the message of Earth Wind and Fire to the masses..