Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Thoughts about 'Jazz Seasons'



I am blessed to have the opportunity to do what I love, to share my gifts with others, and to have an outlet like music to express what cannot be otherwise expressed... 'Jazz Seasons' is my latest cabaret show which I'm sharing with my friends and fans in New York City this weekend. It encompasses many things--first, a celebration of seasonal songs from a variety of sources--my originals, classic jazz and musical theater. We'll have jazz waltzes, swing tunes, standards delivered in a bebop style, bossa nova and samba, and the classic ballad. There will be songs that guide the listener through life's seasons--youth, pain, joy, grief... and even a tribute to the one and only singer/poet/lyricist/activist Abbey Lincoln, whom we lost in August. Since Autumn is Cabaret Season, I can't think of a better show to attend!

This presentation also marks my first one-woman cabaret show. I'll be singing from behind the piano (on most songs). I have performed this way several times in jazz clubs and for more formal concerts, but never in a themed cabaret setting. I have found that I enjoy playing while I sing--it is quite a bit different than fronting a band (which I also love) and I like the way it pushes me out further on the limb in front of the audience...I've always loved a challenge and I've found my match in this show!

'Jazz Seasons' has something for everyone--I sincerely hope to see you at one of these shows before the run is finished! Concert presenters are welcome to book this show throughout 2010-2012 in addition to my Peggy Lee Project, my holiday jazz show, and my Evening With Tish Oney concert which allows you to choose some of the content! For more information see www.tishoney.com.