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504: Katie Thiroux and her dynamic Jazz career

July 16, 2018

We’re chatting with Katie Thiroux on today’s episode.  Katie’s album Off Beat was named one of Downbeat’s Best Albums of 2017, and she recently completed a three-month stint at Quincy Jones’ Dubai Jazz club.


We dig into all kinds of topics, like:

  • growing up in Los Angeles
  • Katie’s favorite Jazz audiences around the world
  • What she does with six hours of practicing
  • Advice for those embarking on a music career


..and much more!  This is an engaging conversation with one of Jazz’s great young artists!  Enjoy, and be sure to follow along with Katie on Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube!


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