This is a festival seating performance - the seats are on a first come, first serve basis when you arrive at the theater.

Doors open 1/2 hour prior to start of performance.


Yukon Arts Centre Cabaret
300 College Drive
Whitehorse YT Y1A 5X9


Sunday March 24 2019 at 7:30 PM

× Based in New York City and Los Angeles, triple threat talent Katie Thiroux has garnered international attention for her bravura bass playing, assured singing and compelling compositions. Her most recent album, “Off Beat”, from Grammy nominated label, Capri Records, collected rave reviews and was awarded a “Best Album of 2017” by Downbeat Magazine. This followed her 2015 awards for Debut Record of the Year and being a semi-finalist in the Thelonious Monk Competition.

With a long list of accolades that looks like a seasoned veteran, the 30 year old artist is full steam ahead with a busy international touring schedule and new projects in the works. Lending contemporary flair to mainstream stylings, Thiroux offers in-the-moment jazz that draws upon the rich history of the music, from swing to bebop and beyond.

“Split brain virtuosity” (Downbeat), This bassist-vocalist-composer is flat out phenomenal.” (All About Jazz), “Thiroux’s timbres are so warm and rich and her style is so aurally pleasing.” (AXS), “The skyrocketing young star is an enchanting singer, a posed and polished acoustic bassist, and an accomplished composer.” (The Boston Globe).

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Performance Notes

5 shows for the price of 4 available for purchase at the YAC Box Office until October 28, 2018

Thiroux’s unique gift of simultaneously balancing sultry vocals and virtuosic bass playing leaves audiences worldwide in awe. Awarded “Best Album of 2017” by Downbeat Magazine. Katie carries on the hard swinging tradition of such bass masters as Ray Brown and John Clayton, while channelling the buoyant vocal finesse of iconic singers including Anita O’Day, Chet Baker and Ella Fitzgerald. In the words of music icon Quincy Jones, “This girl is IT!”