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Tish Simeral

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Nashville bassist Tisha Simeral is known for her musical versatility. She has played double bass or electric bass with the Orchestra Nashville String Quintet, the Columbus Symphony Orchestra Pops, Rolando Matias' Afro-Rican Ensemble, jazz artists Denny Jiosa and Linda Dauwalder-Dachtyl, bluegrass artists Louisa Branscomb, Corinne West and Roland White, country artists Eric Heatherly and Thom Shepherd, singer-songwriters Jon Vezner, Darrell Scott and Sara Hickman, veteran rockers Ron Keel and Charlie Wayne Morrill and jam band superstar Trey Anastasio.

As the bassist for Americana artist Brian Ashley Jones, Tisha maintains a busy touring schedule, performing at venues such as the Bluebird Cafe, Eddie's Attic, the Kerrville Wine and Music Festival and the Sundance Film Festival. Footage of Tisha performing with Brian at the Bluebird Cafe recently aired on ITV in the United Kingdom in an episode of "Amanda Holden's Fantasy Lives."

Tisha writes and arranges music and her works have been performed by jazz trombonist Sarah Morrow, the Women in Music Columbus Orchestra and String Sinfonia, the Land of Legend Philharmonic and the Prevailing Winds Quintet.

Tisha earned a bachelor of music degree in jazz performance from Ohio State, graduating magna cum laude and receiving the College of the Arts Excellence in the Arts Award. Following graduation, Tisha freelanced in the Central Ohio area, taught electric bass, double bass, jazz combo and popular music history at Capital University and was an artist in the Greater Columbus Arts Council's Artists-in-Schools program.

Her professional affiliations include the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP), the International Society of Bassists and Women in Music Columbus.