Commercial Music Faculty Present “Beyond The Sea: Tish Oney’s Big Band Excursion with Greenville Jazz Collective Big Band

January 23, 2015 at 3:15 pm

The University of South Carolina Upstate Department of Fine Arts & Communication Studies will present BEYOND THE SEA: Tish Oney’s Big Band Excursion with The Greenville Jazz Collective Big Band on Tuesday, February 10 at 7:30 p.m. at the USC Upstate Performing Arts Center.

Commercial Music faculty members Dr. Tish Oney (vocals), Shannon Hoover (bass), Adam Knight (guitar) and Vern Weygandt (trombone) team up to produce the biggest show of the season.  The audience will enjoy Oney’s nationally touring concert featuring music for 18-piece jazz orchestra written by Grammy winning arranger Chris Walden, as well as the world premiere of a new big band work by jazz legend Joe Riposo, with lyrics by Tish Oney.

Tickets are $15 for the general public, $8 for USC Upstate faculty and staff, and $5 for students. For ticket information, contact (864) 503-5695 or

Proceeds from the concert will support jazz education in the Upstate.