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Katie Thiroux
Bassist and Vocalist

Katie Thiroux

Sep 21
Joe Henderson Lab
FriSep 21
7:00 PM

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FriSep 21
8:30 PM

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“A multitasking talent who swings her bass with a Mack-truck-powered lilt that would make her hero Ray Brown proud, and who transforms her smallish voice into a thing of delight” (The New Yorker), Katie Thiroux has become a bold standard-bearer for the emerging generation of jazz singer/instrumentalists. Following her prodigious beginnings on bass at age 8 and studies under renowned vocalist Tierney Sutton at 12, Thiroux was mentored by the legendary bassist John Clayton and was awarded a Phil Ramone Presidential Scholarship to Berklee College of Music while gaining experience on the bandstand with artists including Terrell Safford, Terri Lyne Carrington, Branford Marsalis, Larry Fuller, Jeff Clayton, Patti Austin, Geri Allen, Helen Sung, Charles McPherson, and dozens of others.

She was a finalist in the 2015 Thelonious Monk International Vocals Competition, and her debut release as a bandleader from the same year, Introducing Katie Thiroux, received accolades from All About Jazz, the Huffington Post, the Jazz Journalists Association, and NPR Jazz, who listed the release among their Top 5 Debut Records of the Year. Thiroux’s newest album with her quartet, Off Beat, was produced by eminent drummer Jeff Hamilton and made DownBeat’s list of Best Albums of 2017. For this date, Thiroux will be joined by her excellent working trio including drummer Matt Witek and pianist Glenn Zaelski, who last performed at SFJAZZ with Ravi Coltrane’s quartet.

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Thiroux will be joined by her excellent working trio including drummer Matt Witek and pianist Glenn Zaelski, who last performed at SFJAZZ with Ravi Coltrane’s quartet.

A multitasking talent who swings her bass with a Mack-truck-powered lilt that would make her hero Ray Brown proud, and who transforms her smallish voice into a thing of delight.

The New Yorker

A multitasking talent who swings her bass with a Mack-truck-powered lilt that would make her hero Ray Brown proud, and who transforms her smallish voice into a thing of delight.

The New Yorker

Personnel

Katie Thiroux bass & vocals
Glenn Zaelski piano
Matt Witek drums

The skyrocketing young star is an enchanting singer, a poised and polished acoustic bassist, and an accomplished composer.

Boston Globe

Personnel

Katie Thiroux bass & vocals
Glenn Zaelski piano
Matt Witek drums

The skyrocketing young star is an enchanting singer, a poised and polished acoustic bassist, and an accomplished composer.

Boston Globe

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