Katie Thiroux

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Last Show: Tuesday 26 th November 2019

PizzaExpress Jazz Club (Soho)

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.

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“…an enchanting singer, a poised and polished acoustic bassist, and an accomplished composer.”

The Boston Globe

Katie 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. She was named “Rising Star” bassist in the 2018 DownBeat Critics Poll, performed a three-month residency at Quincy Jones’ Dubai jazz club in 2017 and was recently appointed the director of "Women in Jazz" for the Monterey Jazz Festival. 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 2018. For this date, Thiroux will be joined by her excellent working trio from the U.S. including drummer Matt Witek and pianist Glenn Zaleski.

Band Lineup

Katie Thiroux (vocals, bass)

Matt Witek (drums)

Glenn Zaleski (piano)