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Pomona College Jazz Ensemble with Guest Artist Kat

Friday, April 27, 2018

EVENT DETAILS

Date:

Friday, April 27, 2018

Time:

8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Event:

Pomona College Jazz Ensemble with Guest Artist Kat

Venue:

Bridges Hall of Music
150 E. Fourth St.
Claremont, CA
91711
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EVENT INFORMATION

Barb Catlin, director, leads the Pomona College Jazz Ensemble performs with world-renowned flutist, saxophonist and spoken word artist Katisse. The program of contemporary works celebrates music by Katisse Buckingham, John Hollenbeck, Alan Ferber, and Maria Schneider with poetry by Kenneth Patchen, Hazrat Inayat Khan and Katisse Buckingham.

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, Bach, Cachao, AC/DC, and Weather Report as equally important early influences. Katisse attended the Los Angeles County High School for the Arts. College took him to The Grove School of Music where he studied with multi Grammy winner, Rob McConnell. He also studied extensively with woodwind master, Bill Green.

Katisse has performed and/or recorded with Yellowjackets, Prince, Billy Childs, Dr. Dre, Herbie Hancock, Roy Ayers, Andy Summers, Zawinul Legacy Band, Airto & Flora Purim, LA Guitar Quartet, Brian Auger, Amos Lee, Strunz & Farah, Colin Hay, Poncho Sanchez, Don Grusin, Pete Yorn, and Vanessa Paradis, among many others. He has played on numerous films including the "Jazz Flute" scene for the Will Ferrell film, Anchorman- The Legend of Ron Burgundy, the Golden Globe winning score to the Robert Redford film, All Is Lost, and is a featured soloist on the Universal Pictures animated film, Minions.

Free Admission, no tickets | doors open 30 minutes prior to the concert

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