Son of Eddie Katindig and Remedios Henaez.
A pianist, musical director, and jazz musician, now based in US.
Father Eddie, a saxophone great, is one of the greatest jazz players in the Philippines.
Relative of Romy Katindig.
From the Philippines, he migrated to USA in 2000, and has since then been playing in top jazz circles in Los Angeles.
Has performed with some of the world’s jazz players like Lou Rawls, Richie Cole, Carl Saunders, Teddy Edwards Bill Henderson, Earl Palmer, Sam Most, Eric Marienthal, Kevyn Lettau, Hubert Laws, Debra Laws, Eloise Laws, Alphonse Mouzon. He considered playing with them as the highlight of his career, aside from playing with his father and brothers.
From a musically-inclined family. Aside from a saxophone-playing dad, his brothers are also into music – Henry plays the piano and Boy plays the drums. Cousin, also named Boy Katindig, is a keyboard player.
Considered Herbie Hancock as his idol. He dreams of working with the greatest jazz player.
Majored in composition and keyboard when he was at the College of Music of University of the Philippines (UP). His minor instrument was the saxophone, but regretted that he did not master it like his father.
During his college years, he had to borrow from his dad the baritone saxophone which had a case as big as a coffin. Since he was only commuting on passenger transportations (buses and jeepneys), people would usually stare at him since they were curious what was inside the coffin-like box.
Introduced by his father to the music of Oscar Peterson, Bill Evans, George Shearing Tito Puente and Cal Tjader.
His family has a strong Latin-music background.
Has three children – Ella (born 2004) (with wife Dinah Bertulfo-Katindig) and two sons Carl and Third from previous marriage.
Her grandmother gave him the nickname Tateng. However, he is known as Edong in school.
Member of a jazz trio. The two other in his group are drummer David Anderson and David Enos.