Katchie's Planet Jazz

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Occupation Musician, Professor of Music
Location San Antonio, Texas, United States
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Introduction An ethnomusicologist and musician, I have a doctorate in music from The Graduate Center of The City University of New York. My saxophonist husband, Richard Oppenheim, and I moved to San Antonio from New York City in 2006, when I accepted a position at Northwest Vista College, where I currently serve as a professor of music. I perform regionally, with my own ensembles and as a sideman, and teach vocal improvisation in the graduate program in music at Texas State University.

Born in New York City, I have been a New Yorker for much of my adult life, although my idyllic summers and many winters of my youth were spent in the deep woods of Minisink Hills, Pennsylvania. My bassist daughter Eleonore Oppenheim still lives in the city, where she performs with Missy Mazzoli's Victoire and other ensembles, and recently earned a doctoral degree in music.

Katchie & Le Monde Caché, my San Antonio-based jazz-world project, performs "great global songbook"; a jazz-based mix of genres from the Americas, Europe, the Caribbean, Africa, and elsewhere.