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16th Annual Caltech Jazz Festival

Saturday, April 23, 2016
1:00pm to 6:00pm
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Gates Annex Patio
  • Public Event

The Caltech Jazz Band presents its 16th Annual Jazz Festival.

The event will feature The Caltech Jazz Band, directed by Barb Catlin, The Nick Broten Group, the Yumi Piano Trio, and special guest Katisse.

Playing tenor, alto, soprano saxophones; flute, alto flute, and spoken word, Katisse Buckingham endevors to break down barriers between musical genres and has always resonated with Duke Ellington's famous quote, "There are two kinds of music: good music, and the other kind." Growing up in Los Angeles, he cites Miles Davis, Run DMC, James Taylor, Malcolm Mclaren, AC/DC, and Weather Report as equally important early influences. Attending the Los Angeles County High School for the Arts as a theatre major, Katisse further developed his love for spoken word, poetry, and rhyme schemes. College took him to The Grove School of Music where he studied with multi Grammy winner, Rob McConnell.

"Katisse leads his own band in a unique mix of jazz, soul, hip-hop & rap, beatboxing his way through flutes and leaving even seasoned studio veterans often in astonishment." — Tom Meek, LA

There will be food and snacks available for sale. Limited seating is available and the audience is welcome to bring a lawn chair or blanket, and food and beverages.

Admission is free and no tickets are required. Some seating will be provided and audience members are welcome to bring food and blankets for a picnic on the lawn. Some snacks will also be available.

For further information, please call Caltech Performing and Visual Arts at (626) 395-3295 or visit the Caltech Jazz Bands online at

For more information, please contact Caltech Ticket Office by phone at (626) 395-4652 or by email at [email protected].