Hailing from Yakima Washington, Ethan Maier brings a new perspective to the small city of Portland. He stayed busy playing gigs throughout the Wine Country of Walla Walla during his college years. Studying and performing with some the best musicians in Washington State, he honed his craft.
Moving his base to Portland in 2013, he discovered his true musical calling: the powerful and intricately woven music of Cuba. Today, whether it is playing in the premier salsa bands of Portland or leading his own group, Yuma de Cuba, Ethan can be found playing latin music 3-4 times a week in the top venues of Portland.
He also maintains a busy schedule as a freelance jazz and pop musician.