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Barb Catlin

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Barb Catlin, Director of Jazz Band at Caltech, has been at Caltech since 2013. Barb has held positions as the Musical Director of the acclaimed youth honor jazz program, The Young Sounds of Arizona, and was Director of Jazz Studies at Mesa Community College in Arizona. A pianist by profession, Barb received numerous accolades as a player and educator, including being named as a Downbeat "Player to Catch" and receiving the "Lifetime Achievement Award" from Jazz in Arizona. Along with teaching at Caltech, Barb directs the jazz program at Pomona College.