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2019 Provincetown Jazz Festival

The 15th Annual, 2019 Provincetown Jazz Festival will be held on Thursday, August 15, 7:00pm at The Crown & Anchor in Provincetown and on Monday, August 19, 7:30pm at Cotuit Center for the Arts.

Since 2005, the Provincetown Jazz Festival has presented jazz musicians from the United States, Canada, Brazil, United Kingdom, Switzerland, Australia, New Zealand, and Japan.

Monday, August 19, 7:30pm

The Cotuit Center for the Arts concert presents two internationally acclaimed jazz musicians:

  • Katie Thiroux (bass & vocals) with Kevin Harris (piano), Jeremy Turgeon (trumpet), and Bart Weisman (drums)

  • Kevin Harris (piano) with Max Ridley (bass) and Lee Fish (drums).

Katie Thiroux

Katie Thiroux Photo Credit Anna Weber

Katie Thiroux has garnered considerable attention for her bravura bass playing, assured singing, compelling compositions and in the words of music icon Quincy Jones, “This girl is IT!” Her most recent album, “Off Beat,” was awarded a “Best Album Of 2017” by Downbeat Magazine and released her debut album, "Introducing Katie Thiroux" in 2015. Coming from a musical family in Los Angeles, Katie studied bass and explored both jazz and classical vocal styles and began studying privately with jazz vocalist Tierney Sutton at the age of 12. In 2006 she was awarded the Phil Ramone Presidential Scholarship to Berklee College of Music and after graduation, Katie returned home to Los Angeles and completed a Masters of Jazz Bass from California State University of Long Beach on full scholarship. In addition to leading her own group, Katie has appeared with Patti Austin, Ken Peplowski, Larry Fuller, Jeff Clayton, Geri Allen, Tamir Hendelman, Terri Lyne Carrington, Lewis Nash, Jeff Hamilton, and many more. Katie has performed at jazz festivals in the United States, Mexico, Germany, Finland, Serbia, Singapore, and Switzerland as both a leader and a sideman. Katie will be accompanied by Kevin Harris on piano, Jeremy Turgeon on trumpet who is making his festival debut, and Bart Weisman on drums.

Kevin Harris

Kevin Harris

Kevin Harris opens the concert and is a New York/Boston based pianist who plays a distinctive combination of traditional and contemporary music and has collaborated with Avishai Cohen, Eddie Gomez, Duane Eubanks, Jason Palmer, Jerry Bergonzi, Ralph Peterson, George Garzone, Terri Lyne Carrington, and many more. National and International appearances include: New York City, Chicago, Boston, Denmark, Italy, Peru, Cuba, Panama, Seoul, Jerusalem, and Tel Aviv, to name a few. As a leader, Kevin has released five albums and DownBeat defines some of Harris’ compositions as “overall smart, lyrical and engrossing.” Kevin is an internationally in demand clinician and is also on the piano faculty at Berklee College of Music. Kevin will be accompanied by Max Ridley on bass and Lee Fish on drums, all three making their festival debuts.

Monday, August 19, 2019

Tickets are $30.00 per concert and a portion of the proceeds from the festival are donated to Jazz in the Schools Program on Cape Cod and other worthy causes.