Katisse is a graduate of the Los Angeles County High School for the Arts. He went on to graduate from the Grove School of Music and was the recipient of an NEA Jazz Fellowship Grant to study with woodwind master, Bill Green. He also won the Los Angeles Jazz Society New Talent Award.
He has performed and/or recorded with Herbie Hancock, Dr. Dre (including "The Chronic"), Vanessa Paradis, Andy Summers, DJ Quik, Brian Auger, John Patitucci, Russ Ferrante, Jimmy Haslip, Terri Lyne Carrington, Bill Summers, Bob Hurst, Tom Brechtline, Gary Novak, Alphonso Johnson, B-Sharp Jazz Quartet, Airto Moreira and Flora Purim, Sandro Albert, Luis Conte, Monday Michiru, Jaz Klash, Deepsky, The Angel, Patrice Rushen, Non Amiss, Xzibit and Kurupt. He has also played on numerous films and commercials. When he's not busy as a freelance musician, Katisse works with his band which can be heard on the audio page at www.katisse.com.