Monday, October 31, 2011

This week's Artist Residency at Furman University

This week begins an Artist-in-Residence stint at Furman University in Greenville, South Carolina. The big event for the week will be my concert with the Furman University Jazz Orchestra under the direction of Dr. Matt Olson. We'll be collaborating for my touring big band show, "Tish Oney's Big Band Excursion" and the Furman Jazz students will open Friday's show with music performed by a number of small jazz combos and instrumental works for the entire 18-piece jazz orchestra. As the evening unfolds, listeners will be treated to a program of wonderful jazz works I've compiled by award-winning big band arrangers including Grammy-winner Chris Walden and Hall-of-Famer Joe Riposo. This show begins Friday, November 4 at 8pm in the Daniel Music Building's Recital Hall on the Furman University campus. Admission is $3 for students and $5 general and the public is heartily invited!

Earlier in the day Friday I will be teaching a master class for singers in an informal setting with a time for questions and answers related to my full-time career as a touring performer and recording artist. Students and faculty are welcome to attend! I am greatly honored to be sharing my musical interests and skills with the Furman University music community and I look forward to the music we discover together this week!