Encore! Jazz Sessions: Katie Thiroux Trio
August 14 @ 8:00 pm$
First time appearing at Caroga Lake Music Festival, jazz bassist and vocalist Katie Thiroux brings her multi-talent with her trio to the season’s final Encore! Jazz Sessions.
Encore! Jazz Session: Katie Thiroux Trio
Wednesday, August 14, 2019 at 8:00pm
2055 NY 10, Caroga Lake, NY 12032
Katie Thiroux, vocals & bass
Matt Witek, drums
Glenn Zaleski, piano
General Admission $12 online/$15 at door (cash only)
Children 7-12 years $5 at door (cash only)
Children 6 and under are free
“This girl is IT!” – Quincy Jones
“…an enchanting singer, a poised and polished acoustic bassist, and an accomplished composer.” – The Boston Globe
“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.
She 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, is a traveling clinician for the Monterey Jazz Festival in the Schools program, and performed a three-month residency at Quincy Jones’ Dubai jazz club in 2017. Thiroux’s newest album with her quartet, Off Beat, was produced by eminent drummer Jeff Hamilton and madeDownBeat’s list of Best Albums of 2017.
For this date, Thiroux will be joined by her excellent working trio including drummer Matt Witek and pianist Glenn Zaleski.