Jazz, Funk
Band Members
Joe Menichetti - Guitar
Sid Thompson - Drums
Scott McKenna - Bass
Jay Jackson - Piano
Doug Rowan - Saxophone
Contact Info
[email protected]


Born in the summer of 2002, in Northern California's Santa Cruz Mountains, and raised in the culturally and geographically diverse coastlands of The Monterey and San Francisco Bay Areas, this unique jazz/funk quintet captures much of the eclectic nature of its colorful home.

Guitarist/writer Joe Menichetti, drummer Sid Thompson, bassist Scott McKenna, saxophonist Doug Rowan and pianist Jay Jackson have beautifully incorporated elements of jazz, blues, funk, fusion, rock, latin, celtic and more into this spirited project that features all original compositions. All highly regarded and seasoned Bay Area musicians, the members of Catwalk present a well rounded blend of fine skills, strong tunes and arrangements, as well as a good sense of humor. Plus, they all enjoy cantaloupe.

Past appearances have included the SAN JOSE JAZZ FESTIVAL, the KUUMBWA JAZZ CENTER in Santa Cruz, as well as the prestigious MONTEREY JAZZ FESTIVAL and RUSSIAN RIVER JAZZ FESTIVAL.

Live Shows

  • May 22, 2008 at The Crow's Nest
  • September 9, 2007 at the Russian River Jazz Festival
  • September 2, 2007 at the Tapestry Arts Festival, San Jose CA
  • August 30, 2007 at Kuumbwa Jazz
  • August 24, 2007 at Michael's On Main
  • August 9, 2007 Downtown
  • July 22, 2007 at the Menlo Park Connoisseur's Marketplace, Menlo Park CA
  • June 14, 2007 Downtown
  • February 15, 2007 at Bruno's, San Francisco CA
  • September 17, 2006 at the Monterey Jazz Festival
  • August 31, 2006 at Kuumbwa Jazz
  • August 20, 2006 at the Comcast San Jose Jazz Festival, San Jose CA
  • August 18, 2006 at Michael's On Main Soquel CA
  • July 20, 2008, 11 am - 1:30 pm - Santa Cruz Wharf Art on the Wharf festival.
  • July 25, 2008, 8:30 pm - Michael's on Main


Weather or Knot — 2006, CD.

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