Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Tish Oney's Big Band Excursion


I am thrilled to be putting together my first-ever full length big band show which will be taken on tour this coming fall season. I have compiled a show of songs arranged by some of the greatest big band arrangers of our time--Chris Walden, Joe Riposo, Jason Goldman and Jim Hughart. I am tremendously thankful for their time, talents and energy in writing these wonderful charts and sharing them with me for this tour!

The tour will be under way in late September with my first big band outing back where it all started--Ithaca College School of Music. Several years ago as a Masters student I fronted the IC Jazz Orchestra on a number of occasions, most notably when Les Brown came and visited the campus for our Commencement Eve gala concert. In September I will return to the Ithaca campus as their 2011-12 Robert G. Boehmler Visiting Artist to teach master classes and workshops, to do some guest lecturing and to give two evening performances in their main concert venue. At this moment, the concerts are scheduled for Thursday, September 29 and Friday, September 30. For updated information about these events, please see www.tishoney.com and click on "Dates."

Since then I have loved performing with big bands and now can finally take my show's charts on tour to perform with bands all over the country, happy to share this terrific music by my favorite classic jazz composers and outstanding living jazz arrangers. For information about booking this show, please write to us at contact@tishoney.com. I hope to see you on the road!