Katie Thiroux graduated from Berklee in 2009 after receiving a Presidential Scholarship in 2006 and majoring in professional music. Within her first year, she gained the attention of Berklee professor and alumna Terri Lyne Carrington ’83 H ’03 and alumnus Branford Marsalis ‘80 and performed at festivals in North America, Europe, Asia, and South America, both as a sideman and as a leader.
Upon returning to her native Los Angeles, she formed a quartet featuring some of the brightest young talents in jazz, including guitarist Graham Dechter, tenor saxophonist and alumnus Roger Neumann ’67, and alumnus drummer Matt Witek ‘09. She released her debut album, Introducing Katie Thiroux, in 2015 on BassKat Records.
Dedicated to Ray Brown and inspired by a pair of the influential bassist’s stylish shoes that she received as a gift, listen to “Ray’s Kicks” from Introducing Katie Thiroux.