Katisse is neither your average jazz musician, nor your average MC. A saxophone and flute virtuoso, he combines musicianship and poetry to create a flow that leaves every listener in awe. Growing up in Los Angeles studying jazz performance, he cites John Coltrane’s A Love Supreme and Run DMC’s Sucker MC’s as equally important influences. In the words of multi-Grammy-award winning pianist Billy Childs, “Nobody's doing any shit like this." “I just want to say how much I dug this record!” he says.
Widely recognized for his talent, Katisse has recorded for some of the world’s greatest musicians, including Prince, Lionel Richie, Dr. Dre, Yellowjackets, Billy Childs, Herbie Hancock, Andy Summers and Vanessa Paradis among others, and participated in the soundtracks of numerous major motion pictures: he is indeed the man behind the epic “Flute Scene” in the Will Ferrell film Anchorman.
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"Katisse Buckingham leads a double musical life, most often as one of the area's most sought-after woodwind players. But on the last Thursday of every month, he 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 Weekly
"This is a breath of fresh air." KevinNottingham.com
"Hip Hop stays true to its origins." StrictlyHipHop
“I just want to say how much I dug this record! Nobody's doing any shit like this.” - Grammy Award-winning Billy Childs
"I've been fortunate to perform with Katisse Buckingham and experience his expertise as a musician