Berklee's 2008 Free Summer Concert Series Katie Thiroux at Kendall Square
Katie Thiroux, from Los Angeles, California, is the recipient of the Phil Ramone Presidential Scholarship to Berklee, a rare, full-ride award. She just completed her second year at the college. Thiroux performed at the 2004 and 2005 IAJE conferences as both a bassist and vocalist. For four years in a row, she was selected to be a member of the elite Gibson/Baldwin Grammy National Honor Jazz Ensemble. She has also received fellowships to the prestigious Brubeck Institute Summer Jazz Colony and the Vail Jazz Festival. In 2005 she was awarded the Los Angeles Jazz Society's Shelly Manne New Talent Award. She received the Down Beat Student Music Award for Outstanding Vocal Performance (2005) and Outstanding Bassist (2006).