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Katie Thiroux Trio at South Jazz Parlor

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Katie Thiroux Trio South Jazz Parlor jny: Philadelphia, PA February 24, 2018 In time-honored Philly tradition, South is the kind of venue that recognizes jazz as a vital staple rather than just another aspect of business. Nestled on a corner in Center City's bustling north side (go figure), the place features a classy restaurant/bar that would make a fine dinner spot on its own, right alongside a sectioned-off parlor devoted to performances and regular jams. ...

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Katie Thiroux: Off Beat

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Katie Thiroux has studied with jazz vocalist Tierney Sutton and bassist John Clayton, and the bassist/vocalist was awarded a scholarship to the Berklee, later teaching at the esteemed College of Music. Her resume is as impressive as it gets, but this is not a woman who rests on her laurels. Her instruments are her calling cards. Off Beat is her sophomore album and is quite impressive. The core lineup of pianist Justin Kauflin and drummer Matt Witek is augmented by ...

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Five Women (plus Two) – MJ Territo, Laura Campisi, Mari Nobre, Janet Lawson, Dominique Eade, Jocelyn Medina, Katie Thiroux

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MJ Territo Ladies Day Jolly Molly Records 2017 Vocalist Mj Territo celebrates all things women on her ambitious and overdue Ladies Day. Territo noted the number of compositions that she loved were written by women. So, taking that fact and assembling an all-women's band, Territo creates the trifecta of celebration. The singer's muse moved her and her colleagues to build a repertoire of some 50 songs, 14 of which are presented on Ladies Day. What ...

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Katie Thiroux Quartet at Birdland

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Katie Thiroux Quartet Birdland New York, NY November 6, 2016 Joy swings eternal in the music of bassist-vocalist Katie Thiroux. And that's just one of the many gifts that spring forth from this skyrocketing talent. Over the past eighteen months, Thiroux has had one deserved success after another. It started with the arrival of one of the most auspicious debuts in recent memory--the Jeff Hamilton-produced Introducing Katie Thiroux (Basskat Records, 2015)--and snowballed from there. ...

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Katie Thiroux: Walking a Classy and Swinging Line

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Katie Thiroux, a young musician out of jny: Los Angeles, plays the bass and sings with equal conviction. Her musical experiences began with classical, but a career in jazz is what she eventually focused on and Thiroux--who received several accolades while climbing the tricky stairway of such a career--is making good strides. A sideman on the contrabass with LA jazz groups going back to her days in high school, Thiroux is also a strong vocalist. Her study of ...

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Katie Thiroux: Introducing Katie Thiroux

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West Coast native and Berklee College of Music product Katie Thiroux possesses an embarrassment of talent riches. She is an accomplished bassist, vocalist, composer and band leader. Her debut recording, appropriately named Introducing Katie Thiroux, is precociously assertive, filling in every nook and cranny of the middle-of-the-road mainstream jazz. Thiroux employs a cleverly conceived quartet with guitarist Graham Dechter and drummer Matt Witek. Tenor saxophonist Roger Neumann rounds out the band, providing a full-throated sound from the ...

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Katie Thiroux: Introducing Katie Thiroux

Read "Introducing Katie Thiroux" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

It seems that nearly every jazz album made today comes with ringing endorsements from jazz greats, PR-driven plaudits, and the participation of one or two (or more) heavy hitters. So how do you separate hype from reality? Simply open your ears and listen. That's how you separate the wheat from the chaff, and that's how you discover true talent like Katie Thiroux. This bassist-vocalist-composer is flat out phenomenal. On her Jeff Hamilton-produced debut, Thiroux walks the classy-and-swinging ...


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