WGBO presents a clinic with jazz bassist and vocalist Katie Thiroux. She received a presidential scholarship to Berklee College of Music in 2006, and within her first year, she gained the attention of Terri Lyne Carrington and Branford Marsalis and performed at festivals in North America, Europe, Asia, and South America both as a sideman and leader. Upon returning to her native Los Angeles, she formed a quartet of the brightest young talents in jazz, featuring Graham Dechter, Matt Witek, and Roger Neumann.
Thiroux recently completed her self-titled debut album under the guidance of her mentor, John Clayton, and coproducer, the Grammy Award–winning Jeff Hamilton; it is set to be released in January 2015. DownBeat author and critic Kirk Silsbee remarks, "Her musicality, swinging drive, and attention to detail are values seldom heard in players of her age group."