Dr. Tish Oney, vocalist, arranger, pianist, composer and Artistic Director of several internationally-touring productions including her brand new 'Sweet Youth' tour (celebrating the summer 2011 release of her new duo album with guitarist John Chiodini), 'The Peggy Lee Project,' 'Tish Oney's Big Band Excursion,' 'Tish Oney's Swingin' Christmas, and 'An Evening With Tish Oney,' completed her Doctor of Musical Arts degree at The University of Southern California's renowned Thornton School of Music. 'Sweet Youth' features the great John Chiodini on electric and acoustic guitars in a mesmerizing interplay of voice and guitar performing original music and duo arrangements of jazz standards the likes of which have not been experienced since Ella Fitzgerald collaborated with Joe Pass... 'The Peggy Lee Project,' resulting from Oney's dissertation research, features Dr. Oney's updated, contemporary jazz arrangements of original songs by Peggy Lee to the delight of both young and seasoned audiences. Tish's collaboration with Lee's former music director and guitarist, John Chiodini and his talented jazz trio has produced this unparalleled tribute to an important twentieth-century American female songwriter. 'Tish Oney's Swingin' Christmas,' which debuted at the famous Jazz Bakery, features your favorite holiday music gift-wrapped in contemporary and classic jazz styles. 'Tish Oney's Big Band Excursion' (Tish's new big band show) highlights her calling as a big band vocalist and features contemporary arrangements of classic and original jazz by award-winning arrangers Chris Walden, Joe Riposo and Jason Goldman. 'An Evening With Tish Oney,' Tish's solo piano/vocal show, appropriately entertains smaller, intimate venues. A highly successful crossover artist, Dr. Oney also tours as a lyric soprano soloist, performing oratorio and recitals....
AwardsThe Diane Warren Award (2005) The Barbara Troxell Award for Vocal Excellence The Falconer Prize Two SAMMY nominations for Best Jazz Vocalist and Best Jazz Album (Forever Friend) 2002 Twice inducted into national music honor society Pi Kappa Lambda 2011-12 Robert G. Boehmler Visiting Artist (Ithaca College School of Music)
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