Katie Thiroux Trio
A triple threat talent, Katie Thiroux has garnered considerable attention for her bravura bass playing, assured singing and compelling compositions. With the release of her debut album, Introducing Katie Thiroux (2015), her substantial gifts as a bandleader and recording artist are now also on view. Audiences and critics agree as this release received many awards including "Debut Record of the Year" from the Huffington Post, All About Jazz, Jazz Journalists Association and "Top 5 Debut Records of the Year" from NPR Jazz Critics Poll. Other accolades include being a 2015 semi-finalist in the Thelonious Monk Competition, featured on WBGO’s “The Checkout,” Downbeat Magazine and NPR. Lending contemporary flair to mainstream stylings, Thiroux carries on the hard swinging tradition of such bass masters as Ray Brown and John Clayton, while channeling the buoyant vocal finesse of iconic singers including Anita O’Day, Chet Baker and Ella Fitzgerald. Thiroux offers in-the-moment jazz that draws upon the rich history of the music, from swing to bebop and beyond.
Quincy Jones hand selected Katie to perform at his new club in Dubai for the 2017 Summer program as an artist in residence. Quincy states, "I couldn't be happier to have such a talented young bassist and singer...this girl is IT!" Thiroux has captivated an international audience in Dubai and in September 2017 embarked on a 20 city North America and Denmark CD release tour for her Capri Records album, Off Beat (2017). Recent highlights include visiting clinician in residence for the Monterey Jazz Festival, new artist for European booking agency, Live Jazz Booking and served as music director for the GRAMMY Foundation "Ella at 100" event. Recent performances at The Blue Note, Birdland, Green Mill and more!