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MUSICAL GUMBO The Katz Downstairz

The Katz Downstairz is not your regular jazz band but a musical gumbo filled with hip-hop, soul, R&B, rock & roll, jazz, funk, and a dash of gospel. They play what feels good, and that resonates with their audience. I was given the opportunity to interview three of the core members of the band: Chris White (saxophone, vocals), Ce-Ce (vocals), and Ernest Jackson (songwriter, vocals, trombone). How did The Katz Downstairz come together? Chris–Ernest and I shared an apartment while Don and I were in a band and asked Ernest to join, but the band broke up soon after. Ce-Ce …

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