Dr. Tish Oney, international recording artist, arranger, composer and Artistic Director of several productions, currently touring as a symphony pops soloist, big band soloist, concert cabaret vocalist, pianist, arranger, and jazz vocalist, completed her Doctor of Musical Arts degree with Honors in Jazz Studies and Performance at The University of Southern California's renowned Thornton School of Music. She tours as headlining soloist with two symphony pops shows (jazz and holiday pops) as well as a big band showall written by Grammy-winning arrangers Chris Walden and Bill Cunliffe as well as renowned arrangers Joe Riposo and Jason Goldman.
Tish returned to the recording studio in the spring of 2016 to record her fifth recording projectthis time with John Chiodini (guitar), Chuck Berghofer (bass) and Ray Brinker (drums). Currently in production, this jazz outing serves as a compilation of new original songs by contemporary jazz composers, including three never-before-heard songs by jazz diva Peggy Lee. This album is due to be released in the summer of 2017. Oney's 2015 recording of original vocal/guitar duets entitled 'Songs From the Heart,' was honored by the Recording Academy on the 2017 first-round Grammy ballot in three categories. Oney's previous albums, 'Sweet Youth,' 'Dear Peg,' and 'Forever Friend,' also achieved international acclaim and set this artist on the road toward full-time performance and musical artistry.
Tish Oney, whose previous CD, Dear Peg, was a tribute to Peggy Lee, on Sweet Youth showcases her delightful voice on a set of duets with guitarist John Chiodini... Her choice of notes and use of space are quite sophisticated. Chiodini, a masterful accompanist and a subtle soloist, has a style that is perfectly complementary and plenty of musical magic takes place between the duo throughout Sweet Youth. This exquisite set, which rewards repeated listening, is available from www.blujazz.com. (Scott Yanow, LA Jazz Scene)
(Sweet Youth is) a vocal jazz album, but one with a nice sort of difference, given that the vocals of Tish Oney are only backed by a bit of acoustic guitar! Yet despite the lack of familiar piano, bass, and drums, Tish has a hell of a swinging sound...one that often leads off a tune without the guitar, and then seems to inspire the instrument to stretch out on its own! She's a hell of a singer with a great ability to stretch out her lyrics in true jazz-based ways, really inflecting things yet never going too far over the top, and making for a nice mix with guitarist John Chiodini on the record
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Full-time touring performer, arranger and Artist-In-Residence at universities, conservatories, colleges and schools nationwide. I provide concerts, workshops, master classes and guest lectures in jazz, classical and musical theatre styles.