Katie Thiroux is a bassist, vocalist and composer - and a rising star.

Thiroux swings hard on the bass while singing in the tradition of Anita O'Day, Chet Baker and Ella Fitzgerald.

One of her bands includes Justin Kauflin, the jazz pianist from Virginia Beach. He's also featured on her latest recording, "Off the Beat," which was cited by DownBeat as one of the "Best Albums of 2017."