The Katie Thiroux Quartet featuring Ken Peplowski, Justin Kauflin and Matt Witek
April 21| $20.00
The Katie Thiroux Quartet
Katie Thiroux (Bass) Ken Peplowski (Saxophone) Justin Kauflin (Piano) and Matt Witek (Drums)
One Show: 7:30 pm
Katie Thiroux was selected as a featured “Player” in the May 2015 Downbeat.
“Move over bassists who can sing, Katie Thiroux is here, swinging relentlessly. Soon, her unbridled ingenuity in both aspects of performance might be legendary.”
– Raul da Gama(Jazz da Gama)
“This bassist-vocalist-composer is flat out phenomenal.” – Dan Bilawsky (All About Jazz)
“Thiroux is a legit jazz triple threat!” – Brent Black (Critical Jazz)
Justin Kauflin – New York-based jazz pianist, composer and producer, most notably known by his appearance in the award-winning documentary “Keep On Keepin’ On” based on the mentorship/friendship of Justin and legendary trumpeter, Clark Terry. Justin met, and was subsequently signed by, Quincy Jones, joining him on a couple world tours, as well as co-produce his second album, "Dedication" which was a DownBeat magazine's Editor's Pick and #1 on JazzWeek Chart.
Ken Peplowski – “When you grow up in Cleveland, Ohio, playing in a Polish polka band, you learn to think fast on your feet”, says Ken Peplowski, who played his first pro engagement when he was still in elementary school. “From my first time performing in public, I knew I wanted to play music for a living.” Ken Peplowski has recorded approximately 50 CDs as a soloist, and close to 400 as a sideman.
Matt Witek – Originally from upstate New York, Matt Witek is a Los Angeles-based drummer. After graduating from Berklee College of Music in 2009, Witek furthered his studies by moving to Los Angeles to study under the tutelage of world-renown drummer Jeff Hamilton. He has toured with the John Pizzarelli Quartet, Larry Fuller Trio, Justin Kauflin Trio, Graham Dechter Quartet, Katie Thiroux Quartet and worked with several artists that include John Clayton, Russell Malone, Ken Peplowski, Houston Person, Ralph Moore, Scott Hamilton, Harry Allen, James Morrison, Bucky Pizzarelli, Larry Koonse, Anthony Wilson, Shelly Berg, Tony Monaco, Tamir Hendelman, Bill Cunliffe, Mikan Zlatkovich, Chuck Redd, Ben Wolfe.