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TISH ADAMS: Jazz, Blues & a few Surprises Ask Vocalist, Tish Adams what she does for a living? She’ll flash you a smile and say... “I make FUN!” Her loyal listeners compare her to the stylish and sophisticated “Great Ladies of Jazz.” With an compelling stage presence and an extensive repertoire, Tish offers fresh interpretations, yet sets a sentimental mood, in passionate tribute to the rich Jazz tradition. Her range and versatility take many by surprise. Her slow, smoky ballads seem as effortless as her most danceable Swing. She seasons her performances with long-forgotten gems, obscure treasures, and a dash of the Blues. Her fellow players call her “a natural.” She’s inspired and imaginative with phrasing and tempos, making old songs new again, in a style that is all her own. Her playful and cleverly written originals can tap your toes and tickle your funny bone, too. This Jazz vocalist also has a musical alter-ego that fronts a 6-piece powerhouse of a band known as "Tish Adams & Bluz U Can Use." They deliver a hard-driving party mix of Blues, Soul, R&B, Jazz and more. And then, there's radio... Tish's weekly broadcast, "The Vocalists & Localists Show" has aired for 21 years and counting at 90.3 FM WRIU/www.wriu.org. This commercial-free, non-profit station broadcasts from the University of Rhode Island's Kingston campus and streams worldwide. She uses this platform to share as many great Jazz Vocalists as she can. In addition, occasional live interviews and the WRIU Jazz Listings help her to spread the word on upcoming events and the many talented musicians that call New England home. Tish constantly looks for ways that she can make her 'worlds collide' and use her talents to bring people together - urging them to support the Arts, the community, Live Jazz venues and each other. Events like her "WRIU Jazz Live Nights" coax radio listeners off of their couches and out to SEE the music, not just hear it. Her "Art & Jazz Bash" brings Fine Art Lovers, Jazz Fans, Artists and Musicians together for Live concerts with a 'pop-up' gallery component. Often moonlighting as a Portrait Model, Tish does her best to promote her community's visual artists, as well. Recently, when the Corona Virus brought ALL performances to a grinding halt, Tish kept LIVE music going, by starting a very small, socially distanced concert series. Together, with audio by Sam Kopper and video by Ed Krasnow, she has used the series' proceeds and online tips to provide gigs to 20 musicians (including herself), made 11 charitable donations and given 5 very small audiences a safe & joyful Live Music experience... an experience shared at no charge, with YOU, through online streaming at www.musicseenconcerts.com.
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