Katalyst - San Jose Jazz


SJZ Break Room Session
Fri, May 19
7pm doors; 8pm showtime (Pacific)
$25 / SJZ Break Room

Katalyst is a nine-piece band born and bred in Los Angeles. Katalyst's style of music can best be described as “contemporary instrumental,” combining sounds from all over the world integrated with jazz.

Katalyst is not just a band, however, it is a collective of producers, composers, session musicians and writers who have worked with the likes of Beyonce, Solange, Kanye West, Jay-Z, Anderson.Paak, Nas, Alina Baraz, Soulection, SiR, Kamaal Williams, Big Sean, and more, on notable stages from the Walt Disney Concert Hall to Coachella.

Katalyst’s debut album Nine Lives, featured editorially on Apple Music, Spotify, and TIDAL when it was released, encompasses all of their influences and leverages their versatility. In 2022, they released their critically acclaimed compilation album with the Jazz Is Dead collective, and spent the summer touring the US.


Streaming Options

This event will be live-streamed on SJZ’s YouTube and Facebook pages. 


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SJZ Break Room

Our popup venue and video recording studio that we've developed in our offices at 310 S. First (map) at San Carlos in San Jose’s SoFA District. The technology of the space is first-class with marvelous sound, lighting and video, and all the action is projection-mapped to a 35′ X 14′ bank of windows, providing the show free to the public and enlivening downtown street life.

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