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Katrina Yang

Freelance journalist and blues musician based in California.

About Me

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. She published 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 Chet Beker.

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