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Following her prodigious beginnings on the bass at age eight and studies under renowned vocalist Tierney Sutton at 12, Katie Thiroux was mentored by legendary bassist John Clayton and awarded a full scholarship to the prestigious Berklee College of Music. Her 2015 debut release as a band leader, Introducing Katie Thiroux, received accolades from All About Jazz, the Huffington Post, and NPR Jazz. Katie performed a three-month residency at Quincy Jones’ Dubai jazz club in 2017 and was named Rising Star bassist in the 2018 DownBeat Critics Poll. Her latest recording, Off Beat, made DownBeat’s list of Best Albums of 2017. For her Bassment debut, Katie will be joined by Matt Witek (drums) and Glenn Zaleski (piano).
The Evan Hardy Jazz Combo will play the opening set.
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