Join us for our last virtual event of 2020 featuring the Katie Thiroux Trio. Streamed LIVE from the Museum of Making Music with no audience, band leader and bassist Katie Thiroux is joined by pianist Mikan Zlatkovich, and drummer Matt Witek.
With glowing endorsements from the likes of Quincy Jones, The New Yorker and NPR, Katie Thiroux has clearly established herself as one of the most exciting and in demand musicians today. Katie’s unique gift of simultaneously balancing sultry vocals and virtuosic bass playing leaves audiences worldwide in awe. Her most recent album, Off Beat, collected rave reviews and was awarded a “Best Album Of 2017” by Downbeat Magazine. 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 rich history of the music, from swing to bebop and beyond.
An accomplished pianist with over a decade of professional experience playing both in Europe and the U.S.,Mikan Zlatkovich has shared the stage with jazz notables like Tony Scott, Clifford Jordan, Chet Baker, Ernie Wilkins, Ralph Pendland, Red Holloway and Charles McPherson.
Originally from upstate New York, Matt Witek is a Los Angeles-based drummer. After graduating from Berklee College of Music, Matt completed a master’s degree in jazz studies California State University Long Beach. Matt’s musical approach to drums has caught the attention of today’s most prolific musicians. Matt is creative and passionate musician who has performed around the world, led educational outreach programs, and is an educator for the prestigious Monterey Jazz Festival.
This concert is sponsored in part by a grant from the City of Carlsbad Cultural Arts Office.