Eddie Katindig, Filipino jazz legend, dies of lung ailment
Jazz musician Eddie Katindig, popularly known to his fans as Eddie K, died Dec. 23 after being rushed a few days earlier to the Lung Center of the Philippines. He has been suffering from a lingering lung ailment.
Coming from a family of musicians, Katindig learned to play at an early age, first, percussion, including vibraphones, and later, the saxophone, out of which he pursued a fulltime career as a performing and recording artist.
In the 1970s and ’80s, he became a regular performer in local jazz clubs including Vineyard in Makati, and Birds of the Same Feather in Quezon City.
He recorded a string of albums on the OctoArts label.
His children went on to follow in his footsteps, including Henry and Tateng Katindig.
A nephew, Boy Katindig, son of Romy Katindig, is likewise an active musician who is currently based in the United States.
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