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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 ...

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 ...

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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 ...

Mike Jones Trio: Roaring

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The musical legacy of The Roaring Twenties is alive and kicking. For his second date on the Capri imprint, pianist Mike Jones decided to pull together a collection of Jazz Age nuggets and drop into the studio for a nonchalant session with bassist Katie Thiroux and drummer Matt Witek--a blue-chip rhythm duo whose musical stock has ...

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Lori Bell: Brooklyn Dreaming

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No matter where we go, our formative experiences travel with us. That's what Lori Bell appears to say with Brooklyn Dreaming. For her ninth album, this California-based flutist decided to glance eastward, recalling time spent soaking in the sounds of New York City with her musical family in her youth. The result? A love letter that ...

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Larry Fuller Trio at Jazz at Kitano

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Larry Fuller Trio
Jazz at Kitano
New York, NY
November 22, 2015

While jazz is a music founded and fed on innovation, it's also an art form steeped in tradition, forwarded through the passing of the torch to the next generation(s) in order to keep the life force of the ...

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Virtuoso Flutist Lori Bell Returns With 9th Studio Album On January 15, 2016

Virtuoso Flutist Lori Bell Returns With 9th Studio Album On January 15, 2016

Brooklyn Dreaming Is An Homage To Brooklyn/New York City Renditions of Classics By Monk, Mingus and Earle Hagen Quartet Includes Pianist Tamir Hendelman, Bassist Katie Thiroux and Drummer Matt Witek A flutist and composer of admirable depth and broad musical sympathies, Brooklyn native Lori Bell has contributed to the development of higher standards of performance while earning acclaim from ...

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 ...

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Katie Thiroux: Introducing Katie Thiroux

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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 ...

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Melissa Morgan Quartet at the Bach Dancing & Dynamite Society

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Melissa Morgan Quartet
Bach Dancing & Dynamite Society
Half Moon Bay, Ca.
May 11, 2014

As is often customary, vocalist Melissa Morgan did not immediately appear on stage while her trio of Los Angeles based musicians, pianist Sam Hirsh,bassist Katie Thiroux, and Matt Witek on drums, opened the show with an old ...