Saturday, March 24, 2012

Katie Thiroux live @ Steamers, March 28

Next Wednesday, jazz bassist/vocalist Katie Thiroux will be performing standards and her original songs @ Steamers, with The Evan Stone Trio: Evan Stone (drums), Matt Politano (piano) & Dave Goldberg (sax).

Steamers Jazz Club and Cafe
138 W. Commonwealth Ave
Fullerton, CA 92832
Ph: (714) 871-8800

Long Beach-based Katie Thiroux, born February 3, 1988, and raised in Los Angeles, California, is a bassist and vocalist of outstanding talent and determination. In early 2009, Thiroux joined Terri Lyne Carrington at the Munster Jazz Festival. Shortly after the performance in Germany, they formed a trio with my late dear friend Dr. Billy Taylor for a special performance in Boston, Massachusetts.

While in her last semester at Berklee College of Music, to which she was awarded the Presidential Scholarship, Miss Thiroux received an invitation to join the faculty at the University de San Francisco in Quito, Ecuador for one year. In late August 2009, Thiroux began teaching over 30 bass and vocal students. Between working on her pedagogical techniques, composing new material and adapting to the fascinating culture in Ecuador, Thiroux performs with her own trio and other notable artists across the world. Being on the road and performing internationally galvanizes her to collect influences for her art.

Most recently, Katie and her trio performed at the 2010 Rochester International Jazz Festival. Other notable performances include club venues such as Catalina's, Regattabar, The Kitano, The Lighthouse, and festivals such as The Monterey Jazz Festival (Berklee Monterey Quartet), Beantown Jazz Festival, San Miguel Allende International Jazz Festival (Mexico), Quito International Jazz Festival (Ecuador), Punta del Este International Jazz Festival (Uruguay), Newport Beach Jazz Festival and the Sweet & Hot Jazz Festival. Katie's impressive vocals and brilliant instrumental arrangements make her a rising force in today's LA jazz scene.

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