Berklee's 2008 Free Summer Concert Series Katie Thiroux at the ICA
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Katie Thiroux, from Los Angeles, California, is the recipient of the Phil Ramone Presidential Scholarship to Berklee, a rare, full-ride award. She has 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," and also received the Downbeat Magazine Student Music Awards for Outstanding Vocal Performance, and Outstanding Bassist, in 2006.