Katie Thiroux is available to provide a variety of jazz styles in many different musical settings and is always punctual and provides the best musicians possible. Not only is she a jazz bassist that leads her own small jazz ensembles based in Los Angeles, but she is a genuine jazz vocalist as well and combines the two brilliantly. She has a repertoire of INSTRUMENTAL or VOCAL jazz standards that can be performed with a JAZZ DUO, JAZZ TRIO, JAZZ QUARTET, JAZZ QUINTET or SMALL JAZZ ENSEMBLE.
Katie Thiroux has been requested to perform at celebrity events such as the NBA all star Jordan Farmar Foundation event and Anhueser Busch birthday parties and is the sole entertainer for all Grammy Foundation events in Los Angeles.
MUSICAL GROUPS (Please Inquire For Special Instrumentation Requests):
-KATIE THIROUX QUINTET-
Instrumentation: Voice, Saxophone, Guitar OR Piano, Acoustic Bass, Drums
-KATIE THIROUX QUARTET-
Instrumentation: Voice OR Saxophone, Guitar OR Piano, Acoustic Bass, Drums
-KATIE THIROUX TRIO-
Instrumentation: Guitar, Acoustic Bass, Piano OR Drums
-KATIE THIROUX DUO-
Instrumentation: Acoustic Bass with Various Instrumentalists (Saxophone, Piano, Guitar, etc.) OR Vocals
SPECIAL VOCAL TRIBUTE BANDS INCLUDE:
-Nat King Cole
***The music books of composers such as, George and Ira Gershwin, Cole Porter and Irving Berlin are available upon request.
SPECIAL INSTRUMENTAL MUSICAL TRIBUTE BANDS:
-Oscar Peterson Trio
-Nat King Cole Trio
-Ahmad Jamal Trio
-Bill Evans Trio
-Ray Brown Trio
-Miles Davis Quintet
-1920s-1940s Small Band
***If you have a request or something in mind that I have not listed, please let me know as I am sure I can fulfill what you are looking for!
She has performed with jazz luminaries as well as her own trio internationally in Ecuador, Mexico, Uruguay, Finland, Singapore and Germany. Katie Thiroux, born and raised in Los Angeles, California, is a bassist and vocalist of outstanding talent and determination and was a semi-finalist in the 2012 SARAH VAGHAN VOCAL COMPETITION, winner of the the SHELLY MANNE NEW TALENT AWARD and won 3 DOWNBEAT MUSIC AWRDS while still in high school. She has had the opportunity to study with jazz greats such as John Clayton and Tierney Sutton. While in her last semester at BERKLEE COLLEGE OF MUSIC, to which she was awarded the Presidential Scholarship, Thiroux received an invitation to join the faculty at the Berklee satellite school, University de San Francisco in Quito, Ecuador for one year. In August 2009, Thiroux began teaching over 30 bass and vocal students. Thiroux received her Master's Degree in Jazz Studies at Bob Cole Conservatory of Music(CSULB) in May of 2012 and is currently pursuing her career as a leader and sideman and releasing her debut album in early 2014.
Inspired by the invigorating styles of Oscar Peterson, Ray Brown and Anita O'Day, Katie's acrobatic vocals and brilliant instrumental arrangements make her a rising force in today's scene. With her trio, she travels, performs and conducts clinics for audiences and students alike because she feels that jazz education is necessary in keeping jazz alive and heard. Katie has performed with the likes of Dr. Billy Taylor, Branford Marsalis, Terri Lyne Carrington. In Los Angeles, Thiroux is a triple threat for her jazz bass playing, jazz vocals and her ability to lead a group with ease and have fun doing it!