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Katie Thiroux with Jazz Choir, Jazz Combo and Jazz Orchestra


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The ODU Jazz Choir, Jazz Combo and Jazz Orchestra appear in concert with bassist/vocalist Katie Thiroux! Free and open to the public.

Location: Chandler Recital Hall (Diehn Center for the Performing Arts 1126)

A triple-threat talent, Katie Thiroux has garnered considerable attention for her bravura bass playing, assured singing, and compelling compositions. With the release of her debut album, Introducing Katie Thiroux (2015), her substantial gifts as a bandleader and recording artist are now also on view. Audiences and critics agree as this release received many awards including Debut Record of the Year from the Huffington Post, All About Jazz, Jazz Journalists Association and "Top 5 Debut Records of the Year" from the NPR Jazz Critics Poll. Lending contemporary flair to mainstream stylings, Thiroux carries on the hard swinging tradition of such bass masters as Ray Brown and John Clayton, while channeling the buoyant vocal finesse of iconic singers including Anita O'Day, Chet Baker and, Ella Fitzgerald. Thiroux offers in-the-moment jazz that draws upon the genre's rich history, from swing to bebop and beyond.

*Recital Attendance Credit Event