Freelance journalist and blues musician based in California.
Katrina Yang is a music journalist with
background in performance and
composition. Born into a
house of literature and art, Katrina started
her journey as a writer at a young age.
her first e-book at the age of 14, which
led to a two-year contract of serial fiction.
As a musician
herself, her ability to understand and
connect to artists and their projects is
imprinted in her
writing. She regularly contributes to
multiple magazines and sites.
My Jazz Story
One thing I love about jazz is how the
older generations guide and teach the
younger generations. The younger
generations then grow from this
experience and form their own groups.
This tradition is something that makes
jazz really special.
I met Joe LaBarbera during my study at
California Institute of the Arts, where he
has been teaching since 1993. I was
fortunate enough to be in his
Jazz History class. It was truly an honor to
learn from the great jazz drummer of Bill
Evans and hear his early story, such as
sharing an apartment with