Greetings from gorgeous Ithaca, NY! I am thrilled to be back at my alma mater as their 2011-12 Robert G. Boehmler Visiting Artist presenting two concerts on the main stage (in Ford Hall Auditorium) Thursday, 9/29 and Friday, 9/30. In addition to these public performances, throughout this week I have been providing master classes, jazz workshops, music history and songwriting lectures and private coaching sessions for students. I am also delighted to reunite with some wonderful faculty friends, colleagues and mentors who have shared music with me over the years. IC is a phenomenal place to develop as a musician–the faculty are truly top-notch and the opportunities for excelling in a spirit of healthy competition are second to none. This week has been a gift and I feel deeply honored to have been selected as this year’s recipient of the Boehmler Artist Residency grant.
This week’s concerts are free and open to the public due to this generous donor, so please take that short drive to Ithaca and join me Thursday, 9/29 at 8:15 for “Tish Oney–The Peggy Lee Project” which I will perform with a trio of jazz faculty including John Stetch, piano, Nick Walker, bass and Greg Evans, drums. Friday evening (also at 8:15) I present the debut performance of my new big band show, “Tish Oney’s Big Band Excursion,” with the IC Jazz Ensemble conducted by Mike Titlebaum. These represent two very different jazz shows (no material will be repeated) that I am looking forward to sharing with all central New York friends and fans! I hope to see you there and thanks for reading!