Katie Thiroux, Q's Bar and Lounge, Palazzo Versace Dubai

Q’S BAR AND LOUNGE ANNOUNCES THE NEXT ACT TO TAKE THE STAGE

Q’s, Quincy Jones’ first-ever bar and lounge featuring world-class live music, is set to welcome its latest act on 27th June. The multi-talented Katie Thiroux and her accompanying band will be treating guests to traditional jazz music with a contemporary flair at the popular Q’s Bar and Lounge in Palazzo Versace Dubai through to 2nd September.

Originally from Los Angeles, Katie Thiroux is described as a triple treat, known for her bravura bass playing, assured singing and compelling compositions. Thiroux carries on the hard swinging tradition of such exemplary bass masters as Ray Brown and John Clayton. Her incredible voice channels the legendary jazz singers such as Ella Fitzgerald and Anita O’Day. Thiroux’s debut album, Introducing Katie Thiroux, was released in 2015 and received international praise including “Debut Album of the Year” from The Huffington Post, All About Jazz, Jazz Journalists Association and "Top 5 Debut Records of the Year" from NPR Jazz Critics Poll. Katie’s next album, Off Beat, features Ken Peplowski and Justin Kauflin and will be released later this year.

Taking to the stage at Q’s Bar and Lounge in the Palazzo Versace Dubai Hotel later this month, Thiroux and her accompanying band will offer in-the-moment jazz that draws upon the rich history of the music, from swing to bebop and beyond.

"All she had to do was say the name "Ray Brown" and I was convinced she knew how to do her thang! Anybody who understands Ray's skills on the bass gets it QUICK, and Katie Thiroux sure knows what's up! And it doesn't hurt that she has got the toe tapping choreography down when she plays...This girl is IT! I couldn't be happier to have such a talented young bassist and singer keeping the music playing in Palazzo Versace Dubai!” – Quincy Jones

Guests will be drawn into the intimate living room space, which is decked out with plush furniture and mahogany tables facing the vibrant stage. Q’s offers high-quality comfort food stirred by New York and New Orleans culinary culture, and a wide selection of rare beverages in the FROW to the world’s finest music acts complemented by unmatched acoustics.

Quincy Jones, the maestro behind Q’s Bar and Lounge, needs no formal introduction. With a career spanning six decades, he has collaborated with legendary music icons including Frank Sinatra, Amy Winehouse, Ray Charles, Whitney Houston, Chaka Khan and of course, Michael Jackson. With twenty-seven Grammys, seven Academy Award nominations, an Emmy, a Tony, and an induction in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, Quincy Jones is unarguably the most influential individual in the business and has now brought a slice of his legacy to Palazzo Versace Dubai.

Located in Palazzo Versace Dubai’s West Wing, Q’s Bar and Lounge is open from Tuesday to Saturday, 7pm to 2am.

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