Katie Thiroux is a bassist and vocalist of outstanding talent and determination. Thiroux participated in the Grammy Foundation ensembles for all four years and was a Level I winner of the National Foundation for the Advancement of the Arts. She also won the distinguished Shelly Manne New Talent Award in 2005. She completed her undergraduate studies as a Presidential Scholarship recipient at Berklee College Music, and she joined 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.
Katie is an inspiring teacher and musician who has performed with some of the planet’s most influential musicians including Dr. Billy Taylor, Branford Marsalis and Terri Lyne Carrington.
You can hear Katie’s music and view her performance calendar through her website: http://www.katiethiroux.com/.