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MJF66, Sept. 22-24, 2023


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Katie Thiroux Trio
  • Grounds Artist
  • Friday, September 22 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm Pacific Jazz Café

With glowing endorsements from the likes of Quincy Jones, The New Yorker and NPR, Los Angeles based Katie Thiroux has clearly established herself as one of the most exciting and in demand musicians today. Thiroux’s unique gift of simultaneously balancing sultry vocals and virtuosic bass playing leaves audiences worldwide in awe. Her most recent album, Off Beat, from Grammy-nominated label, Capri Records, collected rave reviews and was awarded a “Best Album of 2017” by DownBeat magazine.

With a long list of accolades that looks like a seasoned veteran, the 30-year-old triple threat is full steam ahead with a busy international touring schedule and new projects in the works. 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.

In the words of music icon Quincy Jones, “This girl is IT!”