Dr. Tish Oney, international performing/recording artist, arranger, and composer currently tours as a symphony pops and big band soloist, jazz vocalist, and artist-in-residence. Oney has arranged several hundred pieces for jazz combo including hits from the Great American Songbook as well as her originals and is frequently commissioned to write, arrange, and perform unique concert presentations.
Tish recently released her fifth major recording project featuring John Chiodini (guitar), Chuck Berghofer (bass) and Ray Brinker (drums). This album, The Best Part (on the Blujazz label) serves as a compilation of new original songs by contemporary jazz composers, including three never-before-heard songs co-written by jazz diva Peggy Lee. Oney's 2015 recording of original vocal/guitar duets titled Songs From the Heart was honored by the Recording Academy on the 2016 first-round Grammy ballot in three categories, including Song of the Year. Oney's previous albums, Sweet Youth, Dear Peg, and Forever Friend, also achieved international airplay, Grammy consideration, and critical acclaim.
Oney has performed and/or recorded with hundreds of renowned jazz artists and has headlined at thousands of live performances worldwide. She was featured as a big band/symphony soloist in the PBS-broadcast concert recorded at Galen Center in Los Angeles, We Love Ella! A Tribute to the First Lady of Song, along with Natalie Cole, Nancy Wilson, Stevie Wonder, Wynonna, Patti Austin, and Take 6, emceed by Quincy Jones and produced by Phil Ramone. She has performed as soloist with Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, Williamsburg Symphony, Spartanburg Philharmonic Orchestra, Symphoria, several U.S. Army Bands including the Jazz Ambassadors and Pershing’s Own Army Voices and Army Blues, among others. She has headlined at jazz festivals, performing arts centers, concert series, and regional theatres nationwide. She has appeared as headlining performer at many jazz hotspots including The Jazz Bakery in Los Angeles, The Jazz Corner on Hilton Head Island, Feinstein's at Loews Regency and the off-Broadway theatre, The Triad, in New York. At home she is a frequent collaborative performer with the Greenville Jazz Collective. An experienced film, stage and television actress, Oney imbues her live performances with dramatic power and warmth.